A Holiday of Traditional Foods

It has been a wonderful few days of traditional foods and cooking from scratch. In part we have to thank our friend Kurt for sending home-grown and -made jams from Virginia. We did them proud with toast made from fresh-baked bread. We have also had stuffed cabbage rolls, used the leftover rice to make raisin rice pudding, and then jazzed up the leftover pudding with homemade caramel sauce – which then became a fabulous dip for apples. Amazing what you can do when you have some time to cook! My partner and favorite cook asked the other night – why did our parents decide it was better to buy things than to make them? One wonders …

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