Posts Tagged ‘new year’s eve’

From Turkey To Chopped Liver In One Week

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If you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, or just indulge in the culinary traditions associated with both of these, you are likely to have your fill of turkey and chopped liver. In our house, we like to have turkey for Christmas, which of course means hot turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pies and turkey soup for the following week, leading up to New Year’s Eve a week later when we like to ring in the new year with a feed of chopped liver! And the one common denominator between the turkey and the chopped liver might surprise you: schmaltz, the schmaltz you get when you make a big batch of stock for your soup.

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Break Out The Champagne

Champagne for my real friends….

Champagne is the best way to bid adieu to the old year and bonjour to the new. Drinking champagne to celebrate important social occasions is a tradition that began with the royal courts of Europe, and the practice of popping a bottle of bubbly at the stroke of midnight trickled down to the middle class; many of us commoners keep the ritual near and dear to our hearts, along with a rousing and slightly ad-libbed rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Continue »



Detox Before New Year’s Eve

This is the time of year when we are most susceptible to colds and flu. During the holidays we are stressed, drinking too much, eating too much and not enough of it green or healthy foods, and generally just being brats. Add in the cold weather and you’ve got a perfect recipe for nasty cold. The last thing we want is to be standing at the big New Year’s Eve bash with a runny nose and pounding headache. Continue »



A Cocktail or Two for New Year’s Eve

Blackberry Syrup is one of mother’s little helpers that no larder should be without. We sell the NutraFruit brand, with its pretty illustrated label, in the store. It makes a nice change from maple syrup when poured over waffles and pancakes, blended into yogurt or poured over vanilla ice cream with fresh berries for a quick and elegant dessert. This versatile condiment has a myriad of uses, but we believe that it is best used for cocktails, especially during the winter. Especially on New Year’s Eve.  Continue »