It was a French Christmas for me this year, that is French with touches of British and German. Multi-national, if very European! I hope you've all had as happy a time as I have.
Part of the traditional Provençal Christmas desserts. There are 13 desserts, representing the twelve apostles plus Christ . Twelve of the dishes should be regional produce and the thirteenth more special. Although the composition of the dishes varies, the dried fruits are an essential part - the "beggars", representing the monastic orders which have taken vows of poverty.
Twelve golden globes in the Christmas table decorations. You'll have to trust me on this, but I did count them carefully - six shiny ones and six matt.
By coincidence, it is also precisely three times twelve months since I started this blog.
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