Even when I felt like I was moving through quicksand due to the heaviness of this pandemic-filled year, being in the kitchen helped me cope (I bet many of you felt this way), and I somehow managed to eke out 40 blog posts, including 3 Field Trip Fridays and 2 new product releases. I hope you enjoyed it all! But this is my last post of the year because I need to take a break. Plus, I’m still in the throws of holiday baking, wrapping presents, and remembering many Christmases past with loved ones.
But if you still need recipe inspiration, try some oldies-but-goodies on my blog, like the mushroom & leek galette, apple & Butternut crostini, roasted chickpeas, or roasted okra as appetizers; or orzo risotto with salmon & broccoli, or Brussels sprout/pear/Prosciutto salad, warm vegetable salad, a Buddha bowl, or salmon and potato hand pies, for the days when you ache for something other than turkey or ham; for dessert, vintage raisin cake, single-serving plum cakes (these would also be yummy with seasonal pears), apple cake with cream cheese frosting, olive oil & orange cake, or Lebanese sweetmeats.Before I sign off from 2020, I wish you a very happy holiday season, and all good things in 2021! –Nicole