One of the reasons I haven’t published a new post recently is that my daughter and I took on the family tradition of making the Christmas fruit cake. In all of the years I can remember, my Mom and Dad have made this effort together and no matter how far away we have lived from them, they have sent us a Christmas fruit cake. This year they are unable, so it is a blessing to share in the ritual with my first-born. Here is a slide show to watch the process. I will post the recipe later.