Last night (Tuesday), I accepted the challenge from Karen to participate in the 12 days of Christmas Blogging Challenge with Scale Simple. I will do my best to stay on schedule…we will see how it goes.
Today’s Theme: Your favorite Christmas Recipe/Food
This is a tough one….I have so many but if I had to choose one it would have to be Sorrel. Both of my parents are West Indian (my dads are from Trinidad and my mom from Jamaica) and sorrel is very popular in the West Indies especially during the holidays. Sorrel is made from the sepals, of the sorrel flower and it is fruity and fragrant. It is similar in taste to hibiscus tea.
In the West Indies, the dried Sorrel flower along with ginger is boiled, drained and sweetened with sugar.
1 cup dried sorrel petals
1 tablespoon cloves
piece of dried orange peel
Brown sugar syrup (1 cup water + 1 lb brown sugar boiled together)
Dark rum, optional
1. Boil 2 quarts of water.
3. Once water is boiling, add sorrel, orange peel and cloves.
4. Boil for 30 minutes.
5. Cover tightly and steep overnight.
6. Strain and add sugar syrup and rum (optional) to taste.
7. Chill and serve.
Makes 4 servings
To make it extra festive, you can add a little bit of rum. In our household….it is a little bit more than a little rum that we put in it. The running joke is that we like it when Wray and his Nephew come to the party.
This makes for a festive time in our household on Christmas Day.
What are your favorite holiday recipes?
Each day, I’ll invite 3 more people to participate in the Christmas blogging challenge – start anytime you like. The 3 bloggers I am nominating today are:
Ok ladies…your challenge is set…
- Include the photo in each blog post to explain the challenge
- You may start at any point in December
- Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
- Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively
- Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
- Have fun!
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