…the prodigal returns

Back where we came from, reluctant returnees.

Cooking for Christmas

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Just like when I was growing up, our family has many Christmas traditions. That’s what makes Christmas Christmas, after all!

One of my favourite traditions is our Christmas cooking – that comes along TODAY ! We cook a number of sweet Christmas goodies – today it’s almond bark, sugared walnuts, chocolate truffles and peanut brittle.

After they are cooked, we divide them up and put them into pretty cellophane bags. Why, you ask? Well, also part of the tradition is to take Christmas bags of homemade goodies around to our friends in the village. In addition to the sweeties, each person receives a bottle of cava and a bottle of our own olive oil, plus this year, some Lujos goodies!

Bags go to: Kenton’s mother, our English friends Jenny and Suzanne, and our Spanish friends Manuel, Maria, Juanjo, and another Manuel. I think the Spanish are rather confused when we do this (adults do not give each other gifts for Christmas here), but I think after 6 years of us doing this, they rather like it!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

2 thoughts on “Cooking for Christmas

  1. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE LUJOS FAMILY!
    LOTS OF LOVE GEMMA

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