A little early but I've had a big weekend of 'holiday' cheer.
On Saturday afternoon I decorated gingerbread houses with my 'Boston Family'. Unfortunately I didn't get any good photos until we'd demolished one side of the roof. But lots of mint leaves (my favourites!), smarties, gumballs. The gingerbread is also delicious - just the right amount of spice, hard on the outside and soft on the inside. Mmm...
Then lastnight I went to a friends house for the first day of Hannukah and the lighting of the candles. Sarah had made the most wonderful feast - freshly made latkes with parsley and a wonderful Morrocan spice Hummus with Garam Masala were the highlights. The hummus was so good that I now have the recipe to try for myself - lemon, garlic, garam masala, chickpeas and paprika. I think it's the paprika that makes it so good, it adds a slightly smokey flavour to the dip.
And to finish off, these delicious chocolate-mint chip cookies. We even got our own take-home goodies bag filled with more cookies and a few extra treats for the rest of the holiday season.