Year: 2013

Creative ideas for Kwanzaa

For celebrating creativity at Kwanzaa we are sharing ideas for adding an African theme to the table.   The principle is to always do as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.  What a lovely ideal. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography of Santa Cruz, California.

Almonds at Weddings

Candied almonds have historically been given as wedding gifts or served to the guests as wedding favors.  In France, Calissons d’Aix en Provence are said to have been served at the wedding of the king in the 1400s.  The Italians serve five almonds to signify five wishes for the bride and groom –  health, wealth, happiness, children and long life.  known by many names – dragee, confetti, Jordan Almonds, mlabas, koufeta – they are popular at many American weddings as well.