Tag: holiday

A New Year of Happiness

2016 was a year full of deep disappointment and overwhelming sadness, for many people. You may have started seeing posts in your social media feeds offering up lists of all the glorious things that also happened in 2016, as if they somehow cancel or balance out all the truly awful things that happened in 2016. ...

Winter Solstice Anise Cookies

Today is Winter Solstice, the first day of Winter, and the shortest day of the year. From here on out, the days will slowly get longer, with a bit more sunlight each day, until Spring Equinox, when the sun will chase Winter away at last. It’s been wintry here for a few weeks now, though. We’ve ...

So, Here’s The Plan…Let The Mayhem Begin!

I have shopped, and I have scoured the pantry and refrigerator, for all possible fodder for our Asian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner. I have quite the arsenal of Asian pantry ingredients at my disposal, along with fresh ginger, garlic, scallions, celery, carrots, leeks, shiitakes, and cilantro. Yes, cilantro, aka fresh coriander, is also known as Chinese parsley, ...