Monday, November 22, 2010

Visions of Sugar Plums

There are so many layers to the Christmas holiday season:  spiritual, traditional, emotional,'s one of the reasons I love it so much.  With all the hoopla and beauty that comes with this time of year, I find myself asking yet again,


According to Wikipedia,  a sugar plum is any dried fruit that has been chopped to bits & mixed with honey & spices, shaped as a plum & then rolled in sugar.

Bah humbug.

That doesn't quite live up to my romanticized-Victorian-Christmaslore I had always imagined.  I was expecting  something along the lines of what I found in the Vermont Country Store catalog -I may just order some of these anyway because I really like the idea of a special choc left on the pillow on Christmas Eve.

But in case you are now also in the mood for a bit of Sugar Plum, I'll leave you with these ideas:

Celestial Seasonings Sugar Plum Spice Herbal Tea, Sugar Plum Spice (case of 6) / 20 Bags

La Crema Coffee Old Santa, Sugarplum, 12-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)


The Nutcraker Op.71A - Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy

Now, do I have Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy stuck in your head yet?

1 comment:

  1. I have visions of sugar plums...melted or mushed on the head...not very poetic. Oh well. I'm going to bed now with the music from The Nutcracker in my brain. Hopefully it will lull me to sleep!


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