Big Expectations for the Shortest Day of the Year

It started with a Celestial Seasoning's Gingerbread Tea box: "Gingerbread has been a holiday treat for 2,000 years! The Celts marked the winter solstice by eating small gingerbread cakes decorated with images of the sun to celebrate the longer days ahead." Hmm, thought I. That sounds wonderful. I love Winter Solstice. I love gingerbread. I … Continue reading Big Expectations for the Shortest Day of the Year

Decembertime, and the livin’ is unhealthy

December is the worst time of the year for food. All I want to do is eat eat eat eat. And not fruits and vegetables either, but chocolate-covered chocolate-chip-cookie-dough truffles. Budnt cake. Belgian waffles. Gingerbread. Apple pie. Sugar cookies. Toasted marshmallows. Candy canes... It's a good thing Maggie nurses so much, because I think I'm … Continue reading Decembertime, and the livin’ is unhealthy