|my 2016 holiday favorites!|
When I lived in temperate California, I didn’t really understand seasonal foods. Sure, we ate more salads in summer and soups and stews in winter, but I didn’t really comprehend the appeal of pumpkin spiced items in autumn, lemon-flavored items in spring and especially holiday treats. In my mind, treats are appropriate year round.
Now that we live in an area with true seasons, eating heartier foods with stronger flavors makes sense during cold weather periods. Spicier foods seem to warm and comfort the soul on frigid days and nights!
The two items I recently discovered are from Trader Joe’s-One is their Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea. Though I like their Candy Cane Green Tea (click here to view the post), I prefer black tea, so this is my new go-to. Pistachio Pomegranate Crisps are my other favorite. They’re sweet and savory and go perfectly with a mild cheese. Be sure to try these items before they’re gone!