We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us during our holiday break. Kristina writes one of my favorite daily reads: Lovely Morning. Her wedding site, 100 Layer Cake, is also a treat. Her daily blog of life, food, and home is a great read, and here is a recipe she has been making for the holidays with persimmons from her own tree.
Persimmons are divine, and easily one of my favorite parts of fall. But I'm at a bit of a loss when it comes to recipes other than steamed persimmon pudding and salads. This year I decided to try something different (along with the old standards), because when you have a persimmon tree AND people keep bringing you sacks full from their trees, you have to get creative.
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us during our holiday break. Tigress writes not one but two fine food blogs: Tigress in a Jam, and Tigress in a Pickle. We love her jams, jellies, and pickles, and we asked if she could share a New Year's treat with us. Here's a splendid appetizer for the holiday!
Faith's invitation to write a guest post with a Homemade Holiday theme prompted me to remember those wild and crazy holiday parties my parents threw when I was just a cub. My mother made a fabulous appetizer whereby she took a block of Philadelphia brand cream cheese and a jar of apple jelly — I can't remember exactly, but I'd bet a locavore's toe (that would be mine) that it was Smuckers — and a couple of teaspoons of prepared horseradish and voilà!
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. Lucy Vanel is a friend and fellow blogger in Lyon, France, where she pens really wonderful posts for her blog, along with quiet photos full of light and shadows. Here is one last Christmas post from her, a simple cookie to make tonight, on Christmas Eve itself.
f you make them small enough, these simple little French sugar cookies hit seductively in the pleasure zone just intensely enough that they stand up to the fruits, nuts, candies, chocolates, breads, boozy almond paste stuffed prunes and figs and otherwise rich friandises that are available on the 13 desserts platter.
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. I am so pleased to welcome Sarah and Romy, two talented Australian cooks who work with their friend Lauren Bamford to produce Trotski & Ash, a lush food blog full of comfort food and rich photography. Here's their own take on an Australian Christmas cake, looking to the bounty of fresh fruit.
When Sarah and I were thinking about what to make for Christmas this year all that could spring to mind was fruit – ‘A box of mangos! Lychees! A bowl of cherries! Peaches!’ I’m not sure if this is because we’ve been so busy we haven’t had time to think about puddings – which really should have been made a month ago and should be sitting up on a high, airy shelf improving until Christmas Eve – or whether in the southern hemisphere where it’s summer, Christmas really is all about perfectly ripe fruit.
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. I have enjoyed Ele Busing's blogs so much this past year. She actually writes three: Kitchenisms, Kitchlit, and Kitchenist. Each focuses on a different part of the cooking experience and they're a delight to read. Here's a post from her on her own favorite Christmas cookie.
Like many other people, my memories of holidays past are intrinsically wrapped up with the smells, sights and flavours of the food my family eats at this time of year. Christmas Eve is the sight of my mother's Québécois Tourtière, or the Red Herring Salad which pays homage to my paternal grandmother's Baltic roots. Christmas morning is the smell of my sister's Blueberry Muffins in the oven, and the crunch of toasted Stollen, which we make together every year. Boxing Day means a feast of Dim Sum. But only one dish can wrap all the feelings of the holiday season into a singular flavour: my maternal grandmother's Christmas cookies.
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. Megan Reardon lives in Seattle and writes one of my all-time favorite blogs, Not Martha. Here's a fabulously fun post from Megan: Christmas trees made out of Duchess Potatoes!
This side dish is a simple way to add a bit of festive whimsy to your Christmas dinner.
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a favorite holiday treat with us over our holiday break. I have long admired Tara Austen Weaver's writing at her blog Tea & Cookies, and I'm so pleased she was able to join us. Here is her own favorite Christmas breakfast: spicy, warm gingerbread waffles.
While kids may go to bed on Christmas Eve dreaming of presents, the grownups in my family are thinking about gingerbread waffles—our traditional Christmas morning breakfast. And if you don’t have a waffle iron, you can make them as pancakes.
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. Allen writes Eating Out Loud — a bright and scrumptious food blog full of good things to eat. He doesn't disappoint here — how about some frozen peppermint cake?
Every year as we inch closer to Christmas my mind races with all of my favorite holiday desserts. My mother would make everything from peanut brittle to cakes and pies. And, as the kitchen counter filled with baked goods, she would begin making frozen treats to fill the freezer. One of my favorite holiday desserts came from her frozen stash, a layered peppermint cake slathered in whipped cream and covered in crushed peppermint candies.
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. Here's a special treat for our readers from New Zealand and Australia from Jules Clancy of stonesoup. She writes about how it feels to always have Christmas in the summer! She also shares a lovely recipe for baked salmon — a festive yet summer-friendly dish for those of you celebrating the holidays in warmer climes.
Growing up in Australia, Christmas was always a slightly odd holiday. Sure, I loved all the presents and the celebrations and food. But something didn't quite seem right. Like why were so many Christmas songs about riding sleighs through snow? And why did Santa always wear a fur lined suit? But the thing that really didn't add up for me was Christmas lunch.
We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share a holiday treat with us over our holiday break. I've been a big fan of librarian Lisa Campbell's food writing ever since her first blog, Pittsburgh Needs Eated. Now she lives in Alabama and blogs at Baking With Lisa, which carries on her dry wit and dramatic photos. Stop by Lisa's blog, and enjoy this post from her — a recipe near and dear to my own heart: fruit cake.
Most of my friends hate fruit cakes. They joke about using them as door stops. They joke about re-gifting them to enemies. I get the impression that if I sent someone a fruit cake, they would most likely write me a thank-you note, then catapult it.
I’m mystified by fruit cake haters. To me, homemade fruit cakes represent abundance and generosity. They’re made with ingredients that, in recent history, would have been considered rare and exotic. They can also get incredibly expensive, which might be why we don’t receive fruit cakes more often.