Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Mandarin Orange Day!

Blogger of the Day: Anya at Golubka
Pubs: The Vibrant Table

Round it up! Legend says you should eat round foods at the midnight strike of the New Year as a sign of renewal and rebirth, and to bring on good luck and prosperity. I like Mandarins because they're naturally in season, they burst with nutritional goodness and they are just so squealingly scrumptious and colorfully cheerful! Plus you get to choose..."Mandarin Orange" actually refers to a citrus family that includes Mandarins, Clementines, Tangerines and Satsumas. They range from sour to sweet so you'll just have to try them all to find your favorite!  ;)

A trip to Golubka (which means "dove" in Russian) is the perfect way to wrap up yumful year! Anya and her photo pro daughter Masha create crazygorgeous and spinningly delicious dishes full of pure fresh flavors in dazzling combinations. The most dreamingly luscious stuff...Anya makes it easy to become a vegan! :)

Need a New Year resolution? Visit Veganuary! A UK based campaign encouraging people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January. They provide all you, tips, resources and boatloads of recipes. Give it a go and challenge your family and friends to do it too!  :)

What's your favorite round fruit? Do you have a lucky food? How are you rolling in the New Year?  :)

That fills up a year of food holidays...thanks for reading along! I've got some personal projects beckoning me and my mom needs extra care now so I won't be posting daily, but I'll still be around. I wish you all good health and prosperity and boatloads of love and laughter! Happy New Year!  :)

Check out the rest of our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!


  1. Wishing you a Happy New Year 2015 PeacePatch.
    Good luck with future projects and I hope your mom is well too.
    No worries about not blogging daily, you still manage to post loads. And your blog is a lovely source of inspiration directing us bloggers to other blogs.
    Take care, ps my favourite fruit this time of year is the clementine.

  2. Happy New Year! A bunch of bright, zesty citrus recipes sounds like the perfect way to kick off 2015. :)

  3. Man, you killed it in 2014! I miss your daily blog features :)

  4. Hey hope you're having a good 2015- I miss your posts, but at least I can now go back and catch up with any I missed :)