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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve and some ancient traditions

What do you do when the new year rolls around? There are a lot of traditions out there so we try and do a different one every year, sometimes we blend a couple of them together and sometimes we loosely interpret what we think is one. This is one of those years where a loose interpretation was the game plan.
 
Lentils with cabbage - if you dont know what these two represent then you should get to googling because I am not going to tell you.

Dont go in for all of this good luck mumbo jumbo?

Have some pork belly! This is the last day of 2011 and it has been a great year. I fully expect and hope that 2012 will be even better. Thank you to all of you and I wish you all the very best there is to wish.

22 comments:

Mexico in my kitchen said...

Happy 2012 Christo!

And please do pass the pork belly to this side of the screen. I am salivating right now.

The best to you this new year, I know it will be a year of many rewards for you.

Mely

PS. Missing your posts lately.

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Oh, yes, Cristo - that pork belly looks amazing. Wishing you continued success in 2012, and many thanks for your inspiration!

Anette said...

Happy new year! Lucky lentils, they look good!!

J said...

Happy New Year, Christo! And yes, I would take some of that pork belly!

Marjie said...

With a Southern step-great-grandmother, there were always black eyed peas and pork belly on New Years. Black eyed peas and lentils do terrible things to my digestive system, so they're not in my house. As always, your food looks wonderful!

Happy New Year, Christo, to you and yours. I think of you often, even though you're so busy you're not around much these days. I hope that means good fortune is smiling upon you!

Natasha Price said...

I didn't have pork belly (yum!) but I did have a real russian aspic tonight :) Happy New Year!

Jeannie said...

That pork belly looks delicious and I wish I could have it too! Happy New Year to you:)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy new year to you Christo. I'm having southern black-eyed peas for luck.
Sam

FOODalogue said...

I liked the tradition you posted on facebook today to go to the beach (the end of the earth). That pork belly looks delicious.

Best wishes to you and yours for 2012!

peachkins said...

We usually have lentils in soups..
and that is awesome pork belly! It's my favorite part!
Happy New Year, Christo!

teresa said...

going to google now, they both look lovely! happy new year sir!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good New Year!

Stacey Snacks said...

I have always loved the tradition of lentils on New Years.
Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Velva said...

Here in the south black-eyed peas are simmered on the stove... I just figured out folks enjoy lentils too ( I need to get with the program).

Happy New Year to you! May 2012 rock for you.

Velva

Lori Lynn said...

I'm thankful for your unique sense of humor Christo! Your perspective makes me smile.
All the best to you too in 2012!
LL

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous! This New Years we had lentils and cotechino for wealth in the coming year! Money or no money, I won't turn down lentils flavored with pork fat!

lisa is cooking said...

Happy New Year! Some years I follow a new year's food tradition and some I don't. This was an on year, and we celebrated with black-eyed peas and oysters. Lentils are another delicious tradition!

Just telling it like it is said...

Yummy that pork belly looks good enough to eat off the page

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a magical Monday!

Barbara said...

When New Year's rolls around, I just hope I'm going to make it in one piece another year, honey. :)

Lulu Carmichael said...

I miss your posts. Please come back!

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