Lucky Foods for New Year’s Day

New Year’s Eve was one of the holidays I looked forward to when I living in the Philippines. Because fireworks are not illegal there, it was a boisterous affair. It was a feat to light explosive fireworks without blowing your hand off. But the main reason I loved the holiday was because it usually was…

Wassail, Nogs and Toddies

The holidays aren’t over yet so we may still have a lot of toasting to do especially on New Year’s Day. We are all familiar with champagne and other sparkling wines but I’ve rounded up some traditional holiday drinks that you may or may not have sampled during your round of Christmas parties. Wassail –…

Continental Christmas Breads

For me, there is nothing better than the smell of holiday baking. Here in the United States, a lot of the baked goods around the holidays can be traced to English tradition, using the available ingredients harvested during autumn like apples, pumpkins, carrots, and pears and warm spices like ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. However,…