PORK RIBS WITH PEAR RAISIN CHUTNEY || CALL IN GOOD FORTUNE WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S DAY MEAL

Some believe that the first meal of the new year influences what they see manifest in their life over the year to come. Both of my grandmother’s were among these people. In my mother’s house it is still a practice. And while I have not been as faithful to the tradition as the matriarchs in my family, I do observe it more often than not.

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HANDMADE HOLIDAY ‘AFTER DINNER MINTS’

I’ve always had a thing for after dinner mints. Dessert is too much after a meal. BUT a little mint to tease the taste buds is just right!

Mint is known to settle the stomach. As are many herbs. The original idea behind having a bit of candy made with this tasty herb after a meal arose from that tenet.

Sipping on a cup of peppermint tea, after an evening meal, is a pretty common occurrence in my household. It’s just plain good for you. This Apothecarist highly recommends it 😉

However, for Christmas this year I wanted to make the after dinner mint experience a little more special than that. Like peppermint patty special.

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