When December hits none of us are really thinking of seasonal foods and recipes but there really are some gems available right now that are not to be missed. Don’t overlook those pomegranates that are on sale right now or the bags of chestnuts. The gnarly celery roots can be put to great use in gratins or pot pies, and persimmons, if you’ve never tried before, are fabulous in ginger bread! Those are just a few ideas to get you started. Check the bottom of this post for this month’s iPhone screensaver image.
Besides big plans for seasonal produce, my son and I have big plans to enjoy the Christmas season this month. I’m gearing up for a fun filled month with family. We’ll be watching Christmas movies and old black and whites, visiting the Grand America for their very grand Christmas displays, making homemade marshmallows to top our hot cocoa, baking cookies (maybe these or these), reading Christmas stories and advent verses, playing in the snow, and we’ll likely attend a production of the Madeleine Choir. These are just a few of our family’s traditions.