I think a lot of these advent posts might be about food.
For me the making and sharing of food with family and friends is something special and a mark of celebration. And Christmas is wonderful time for bringing friends together and sharing food.
Don't get me wrong... I hate the excess that can be associated with this time of year. It is a mystery to me why supermarkets have "seasonal" isles laden with tins of chocolates, barrels of biscuits, packets of nuts, crisps and other unecessary items. Why on earth we should need all these additional, extra large containers of food at a time when we already have plenty, much of which will go to waste... in our dustbins and on our waistlines... I will never understand. It feels obscene when so many in the world go hungry. But taking the time to cook something special to share with friends is a real pleasure for me.
And this pomegranate and clementine pavlova was the perfect example of food to share...
most of all because it meant we spent a lovely evening with some very special friends.