Blessed is the season which engages the whole world
in a conspiracy of love ♥
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
I’m not sure what happened to November.
Last I checked, it was November 7th. Four trips across the continent later and we seem to have leapfrogged into December.
So here we stand in the season of hope, wonder and possibility. The season of miracles. And I could not be more welcoming.
For family and friends who are praying for the well-being of loved ones, my wish is that this season brings a sense of comfort and renewed hope. Let’s stay united in a conspiracy of love.
I look forward to sharing a few holiday treats with you over the coming days and may even sneak in another pomegranate recipe before we’re all done — (have to take advantage of the short season!).
I’m kicking things off with a variation on Christmas bark that was inspired by a recent discovery I made at Trader Joe’s: Dark Chocolate Crisps. More specifically “thin curved waves of Belgian dark chocolate with crispy bits…” Utterly addictive!
I typically incorporate some combination of fruit, nuts and seeds in my Christmas bark but decided to go with the crispy crunch effect this year (thank you Joe) and I’m glad I did. It worked out very well and introduced a whole new taste and texture sensation to the bark.
If you like ginger, you are going to love it here! It adds just the right amount of heat and zing to the chocolate and contrasts nicely with the juicy and mildly tart pomegranate.
Be sure to read the Nutrition and Cooking notes for best results.