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E is for Eggnog


For the purposes of this argument let us assume that Google does not exist (divide by 0 in 3…2…1…). What exactly is eggnog anyway? Does anyone know? What’s it made of? Like my gran once said about sausages, I’m probably better off not knowing, but hey! (Apparently) it’s a holiday must. Which I have STILL not sampled. And it is entirely possible that I will NOT be sampling. It’s a drink and it has the word “egg” on its name. I’m sorry but it doesn’t sound very promising. I’ll take my chances with the sausage if that’s okay with you. That being said, the Eggnog Latte that Starbucks has been rocking lately is pretty cool. Tastes like Ferrero.


-one quick Google search later-

“Eggnog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs. Spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon are often added. The finished serving is often garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.”


Thanks Wikipedia. You pulled through as usual. And no, I’m not trying it. It has raw eggs! Gross! Jeez, isn’t there a seasonal delicacy whose list of ingredients won’t make me swear off eating and drinking? –catches sight of mulled wine- Excuse me for a moment.



Fruitcake is something else I don’t understand…

C is for Candy


Strawberry-flavoured candy canes evenly hanging from the tree;

Cinammon, nutmeg and chocolate scents dancing in the air;

Laughter from the kitchen as we rolled coconut truffles;

Cookies passing on a tray, raisings and almonds and nuts;

Eggnog and wine –only for grownups- steaming in the mugs.


Christmas is summed in the smells of cooking,

In flour-white handprints on the table,

In piles of pots and plastic bonbon ribbons.

Divine is the smell of melting caramel as we sing carols.