It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

Winter in SoCal.
Up until recently did the weather decide to emulate winter here. It’s finally chilly during the daytime & we no longer crack the windows in the apartment! No longer wearing shorts & a tank top – I am wearing socks, tights & a zipped hooded sweatshirt. You have no idea how much I love this!

The timing is long overdue, since it’s the holiday season. I’m feeling so thankful these days for everything in my life.

This is going to be a really quick post, as I’ve got appointments to catch & work soon after!

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I wanted to post this adorable picture of some Forelle pears that I got from Sprouts yesterafternoon. According to Stemilt Orchards: “Forelle pears are one of the oldest European varieties, and are believed to have originated in the 1600s in northern Saxony, Germany. The name Forelle means “trout” in German, and was likely given to the pear because it has similar coloring as a Rainbow trout. German immigrants brought Forelle pears to the U.S. in the 1800s.” Fascinating! These pears are so dainty, I couldn’t resist putting my Christmas ornament next to them for scale in the above picture.

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Also pictured are some chestnuts that I plan on roasting & setting some aside for a chestnut chocolate cake… Stay tuned!

Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season!

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