The Lost Art of Christmas Gift Giving

For many of us, December brings a certain kind of joy.  It is time to bring out the Christmas decorations and infuse some festivity in your home.  Christmas baking starts, friends gather, and the shopping frenzy begins.  Christmas has become the busiest season for the retail industry, achieving trillions of dollars in sales worldwide.  EvenContinue reading The Lost Art of Christmas Gift Giving

Nuts About (Winter) Nuts

It may surprise you that nuts are one of the oldest foods consumed by man and have been a staple in our diets since the beginning of time.  Walnut remains believed to be from around 50,000 B.C. were discovered in Iraq.  Almonds are mentioned in the Bible, dating back to 165 B.C.  In Texas, pecanContinue reading Nuts About (Winter) Nuts

Trick or Treat, Give Me Something Good to Eat

Ever wondered where this Halloween expression originated?  Who started the tradition of asking and giving candies and other treats?  Halloween has always been a holiday filled with magic and superstition.  It is a celebration that began with the Celts as early as 1200 BC and has developed into a billion-dollar holiday, second only to Christmas.Continue reading Trick or Treat, Give Me Something Good to Eat

Gobble, Gobble Up Thanksgiving

Every second Monday in October, we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada.  It’s a time for family and friends to get together and enjoy an abundance of delicious foods.  In my family, we take turns hosting this celebration, and this year it was mine.  In other words, I’ve been up to my neck in turkey.  Pre-event andContinue reading Gobble, Gobble Up Thanksgiving