Salad detox, food gifts, fruitcake

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dear Almanac readers, 

Between the great feasts of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, enjoy some "salad days."  In this Companion, we share some hearty winter salad recipes—a sort of detox, if you will.

Paradoxically, we're starting to think about homemade food gifts—personal, useful, and always a delight.  Herb vinegar bottles make great gifts. Or, dare we give fruitcake? See some ideas below.

Hark! This coming Tuesday, December 6, is St. Nicholas Day. Throw a small party with glühwein (or, instead, hot cocoa!) and traditional sinterklaas ginger cookies!

With all good wishes,

Your Almanac Editors

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
KINDNESS in another's trouble,
COURAGE in your own
.
–Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–70)

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