TIP OF THE DAY: Serve a Wassail Bowl For Christmas

  While every family has its own Christmas traditions, how about adding one from medieval England: the wassail bowl? Wassail (pronounced WAH-sul) is an Anglo-Saxon term meaning “good health,” from the Middle English “wæs hæil.” During the holiday season, the host would invite friends over for a drink. The festivities began when he held up…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pomegranate Sangria

Make pomegranate sangria for your guests. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful. There’s nothing more festive than a holiday punch bowl. Historically, Christmas meant gathering around the wassail bowl for good cheer. “Wassail” is Middle English contraction of the toast, wæs hæil, “be healthy.” Medieval wassail was a mulled beer or mead, heated and topped with slices…
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