Olive and mozzarella wreath. Photo courtesy Zoe’s Kitchen.           ALL OF US AT THE NIBBLE WISH YOU A JOYOUS DAY       

CHRISTMAS: Gift Vs. Present

Did you get gifts or presents for Christmas? Is there a difference? Here’s the scoop, from Language is not a linear: Words come into every language from a variety of sources, over many centuries. And their meanings change nor expand over time. Think of “decadent,” now used for “self-indulgent,” instead of its traditional meaning…
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RECIPE: Gingerbread Waffles

Gingerbread waffles for Christmas! Photo courtesy Driscoll’s.   Here’s a nice surprise for the long Christmas weekend: gingerbread waffles. Prep time is just 15 minutes, plus 15 minutes to cook. Imported fresh blueberries are pricey in the winter, so feel free to use frozen berries or other, more affordable berries. To make pancakes instead of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: One Last Christmas Gift

If you’re finished with shopping for nice-but-not-life-changing gifts for the people you care about, how about helping a family you don’t know, who will be grateful to you forever? Perhaps the most important Heifer International, which provides indigent families worldwide with a cow or other livestock: a reliable source of food for the children and…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn With Cranberries & Toffee

Enjoy some at home, box some up as a gift (photo © G.H. Cretors).   If you’re looking for something to bring to a Christmas Eve celebration—or to serve at home—here’s one you can make in 15 minutes. The recipe is from G.H. Cretors Popcorn, whose bags of popped corn were a NIBBLE favorite (here’s…
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