My Christmas Celebration 2017It's finally December, the last month of 2017. And as you can see in the top photo, I didn't forget to celebrate Christmas by baking a Christmas Kouglof.
But before I get to that, let me show you other food photos from December.
I went to the village in the mountainous area again to visit their farmers market and cafe. There they served this wild boar soup for free! :D
I loved their baked sweet potatoes, too.
Meanwhile, I finally harvested my buckwheat that survived two typhoons this autumn.
Now, December is of course time for Christmas party. These photos are from an early Christmas party by another English conversation club in this city. Everything tasted so good and I felt a little guilty for not cooking for this party.
I DID cook/bake for my own Christmas celebration, though. :)
In early December, I soaked dried fruits with rum. And about five days before Christmas Eve, I baked this kouglof.
BTW, did I post about the deer damage to our ponkan orange trees? About one year ago (autumn in 2016), deers ate the barks of all the ponkan orange trees in dad's orchard. I was so worried that they might die. Fortunately only one of them died, but others have survived.
And finally, it was time to cook for New Year's Day celebration. One year ago, mom was in the hospital at the end of December and I had to visit her often to get her to eat something. With the broken bone in my left foot, it was just so exhausting to prepare for New Year's Day.
But this year, mom was doing OK and I was in a good shape, and we managed to cook traditional New Year's foods like we do every year.
I wish everyone a happy and exciting new year! :D