Winter brings us the bright frosty chill of the season and the warmth of holiday celebrations where food takes center stage. As a fifth-generation Californian, soon entering my fifth decade of life, I have a history of tradition involved in my holidays, and now that has also become part of my son’s life. He is a sixth-generation Californian with a Jamaican father, who has integrated new nuances into those traditions.
America is the true melting pot of the world. All of us have similar stories whether we are first-generation American, Native American, European, Asian, Catholic, or Jewish. We all live the American Dream by embracing the celebration of others. We all are enabled to learn, grow and celebrate in more interesting ways. Celebration brings joy! Isn’t it great to be alive and share all there is with the people who surround us?
The big traditional holidays are always fun. You don’t even have to think about it. Everything just falls in place. Most of us have our holiday menus already planned. In between the big meals some try to keep it light and simple. So let’s try light and simple and maybe we won’t need a month of dieting in January.
Light Seafood Dishes & Salads
Audrey’s Winter Dream Salad I
Audrey’s Winter Dream Salad II
Audrey’s Winter Dream Salad III
Poached Halibut with Leeks
Poached Salmon with Pomegranate Juice
Scallop Skewers with Basil and Tomato
Baked Sole with Lemon and Garlic
Mahi-Mahi with Cucumber Salsa
Angel Hair Pasta with Mussels
Strawberries Romanov – The Classic