There is a week and a half to go until the winter solstice and I find myself already nostalgic for the season we are still in. It is not hard to believe that autumn is a favorite season of many. I will be eating the rest of my persimmons slowly and savoring the last bright colors of the changing leaves.
It is December 1st and Emma has already eaten the first chocolate of her Advent calendar. We began taking out some our holiday decorations and are deciding when Hugo, our living tree, will come in for trimming. It is certainly cold and the rain has begun so a little holiday cheer is exactly what I need.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with our friends. There was salmon, roasted Japanese sweet potatoes, beet salad, sauteed veggies, olive bread and chocolate banana cake. It was a most memorable and delicious dinner.