Cranberries, Meyer Lemons, Maple leaves, candles, mini pumpkins, wooden platters, tribal stole from North-east India over a Ikat spread from Orissa.
A little delay in posting. Balking at first, due the tendency to acquire more 'stuff ' to 'celebrate' holidays here, while unable to celebrate the ones we grew up with...we have gradually come to a day of cooking, watching a movie or playing a favourite board game.
It started off with the smallest cornish hen one could find... and this year graduated to a roast chicken with garlic, black pepper, meyer lemon juice and zest and a Riccotta Cheesecake. The major portion of the chicken was packed off to the freezer: for panini's, sandwich's and puffs but the Cheesecake could barely survive for the photographs.
Pressed for time between grading and tests, this recipe from the Joy of Baking turned our perfect! The changes: A mix of vanilla, orange zest and meyer lemon zest with finely ground cardamom for flavouring. The cran raspberry sauce was spiced up with ginger and brown sugar.