The holy-days of midwinter festivals revolve around food. Always. We gather for the meal, gather round the table, basking in the warmth of fire, friends, family, and love-made-edible.
|Gnocchi and Salad|
Gnocchi for Solstice this year. I remember having salmon for solstice in Maine, but since we have salmon all the time now, and the sister is vegetarian.... we decided to experiment. We're still learning gnocchi technique :)
This gallette was beautiful and delicious. The grad student made it her first day back in the arctic, cause there's nothing more like a "welcome home" than spending time in the kitchen.
|Saged sweet potato and chevre gallette|
We started what I hope are new traditions this year... I don't quite feel they can be called traditions until they are done at least twice? Homemade Thai food on christmas eve: courtesy of my sister, who simmered lemongrass and galangal lime leaves and fresh ginger in the coconut milk she then went on to use to make the curry!