Although I am a lover of all things pumpkin-pumpkin chai lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin ravioli, once the Christmas season has begun, my loyalties transfer to gingerbread. A recipe that I have been making since I was a freshman in high school is for a gingerbread loaf. Nothing to me is more comforting or delicious than a slice of this and it’s something I could eat morning, noon, or night. It’s not overly rich or sweet so I don’t necessarily feel guilty when I have a slice of it for breakfast.
A dream of mine is to one day visit a famous Christmas market or two in Europe. I know that a variety of spectacular wares would be sold including freshly baked gingerbread. While I’ve been to Europe in the winter it’s always been post-Christmas and so I’m sure the chance to travel to Europe during the holiday season would be a trip to remember, colder weather and all.