Sadly, the farmers markets have come to an end. Well, at least until April. In our city of Prague, the stalls once full of bountiful produce and local goods, have now been replaced by the annual Christmas markets.
Stroll through any of the major public squares in Prague and you will find people drinking piping hot mugs of mulled wine, the smell of cinnamon and vanilla drifts through the crisp air and knocks you into that cozy warm spirit The stalls are replaced with ornaments, puppets, dolls and lot of souvenirs to lure folks into buying stuff to fill those Christmas stockings up. The centerpiece of every square is its’ own giant Christmas tree, sparkling with all the trimmings.
It’s not a terrible replacement, but it does sadden me to think that all those wholesome vegetables and fruits won’t be seen for some time.
So, what is The Prague Basket going to do, now that the farmers markets have gone into hibernation? Well… this is where we need to get a bit more creative.
For the month of December, we will be focusing on the holidays that we hold near and dear. In the next few weeks, we will be traveling outside of Prague and spending time with family and friends. We hope to highlight and share some of the dishes and desserts that we will feast on.
We hope that you will stay tuned and even let us know what you are cooking in your kitchen. What are the staples of your holiday table? We’d love to hear from you!
May you kick your winter season off right!
The warmest of December greetings from the gang at TPB