Saturday, December 19, 2015

It's the most wonderful time of the year ...

Christmas tree ornaments food themed fruit vegetable cabbage pomegranate oyster

'It's the most wonderful time of the year' ... or or so they say. I have to admit that for the longest time I only thought of the winter holiday season as a spring board for an annual expedition to warmer shores and an escape from all Christmas spirit. But ever since moving to San Francisco, and into a Victorian flat with gloriously tall ceilings, I have fully embraced the holiday spirit - having fun with tree trimming, hall decking, nut roasting et al ...

food themed Christmas tree ornaments

And with a tree set up in the living room, finding new ornaments has become a favorite pre-holiday pastime - usually limiting myself to two new ornaments each year, but this year splurging on a whole set of hand blown ornaments, adding to my collection of glass ornaments in the shapes of some favorite foods :)

The growing collection now includes a citrus slice, raspberry, black fig, pickle, garlic, plum, red cabbage, bunch of leeks and a shucked oyster - and I have to admit, I already have my eye on next year's ornament addition(s) ...

food themed Christmas tree ornaments

Rosemary Spiced Roasted Nuts
{a holiday favorite}

the ingredients.
1 pound raw nuts { I like to use a mix of almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and brazil nuts }
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¾ teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spread nut mix evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. 
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until nuts are starting to turn golden.
In the meantime, mix all ingredients in a large bowl, add the warm nuts and stir to mix ...

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