When I was 9 years old, my mom and I moved to Texas. That’s where I first learned of the tradition of eating black eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day. Given that we were from California, my mom would make our black eyed peas into a salad with raw veggies and a light dressing. My husband on the other hand always made his grandfather’s simple and easy black eyed pea recipe with basically 3 major ingredients. He’s been making this recipe for me for about 14 years now (we just celebrated the 15th anniversary of our first date on December 20, 2016) and I must say that it never disappoints.
If you’re not familiar with the black eyed pea tradition for good luck, here’s a bit of backstory. According to About Food:
“On New Year’s Day, you’ll find people throughout the South eating black-eyed peas and greens……Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s has been considered good luck for at least 1,500 years.”
Well I think many of us can agree that 2016 was not our favorite year. Therefore, I think it’s imperative that we do what we can to ensure that 2017 ROCKS! I know that I will be having my black eyed peas, will you?… Read Full Post
- For those recipients that love fruit you can always do a fruit of the month club, but my particular favorite fruit this time of year are navel oranges from is Pearson Ranch. When I used to live in New York City I found the winter months to be the most difficult time for me, one problem was the fact that I could never find great fruit. I started doing some online research and I came across Pearson Ranch. I love their California navel oranges.
- Another website that I like to find gifts is the MOMA store. They have a great selection of fun deals under $50. These items are very high design, high concept, so they will always have great impact. Whether it’s a large gift or stocking stuffer, these gifts will not disappoint.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day. I’ll be back to the regularly scheduled programing next week. – Claire… Read Full Post