Winter Solstice Foods from Around the World

Throughout history people have marked the longest night of the year through ritual and festivals and food has always been a huge part of winter solstice celebrations. The winter solstice is traditionally celebrated as a symbol of the changing seasons and of the Earth’s rebirth. As a result the traditional winter solstice foods accompanying it often have an emphasis on the Earth itself – incorporating nuts, berries, spices, squash, potatoes and hunted game like goose and venison.

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Food and your immune system

We all know food is the fuel the human body needs to function properly, yet every year when the cold weather starts rolling in we’re left wondering what we should eat to stave off those nasty winter colds and flus. If you’re like me, trying to figure out which food facts are based on reality and which are just old wives tales can become a full-time chore. I decided to do some research and here’s some useful (and legitimate) info on food and your immune system.

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Easy Blueberry Pie

Blueberry pie has always fascinated me, here in South Africa we tend to prefer savoury pies and you rarely see sweet fruit pies being made. So when I heard that it was blueberry pie day I absolutely had to try my hand at making my own. It was much simpler than I thought and the results were delicious. Here is how I made an easy blueberry pie… step by step.

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