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Meal of the Day – Mushroom and Spinach Risotto (Winterveil/NYE special!)

So back on the topic of New Year’s traditions. We have poultry so that luck will fly to you. We have something green or orange for money (bank notes and gold respectively). Last but not least, we have something that takes a little bit of time and a whole lot of patience. Colin says that of course, is to always remember that good things take time. The Tauren have their cake ritual, but in Dalaran, Colin says, it was risotto.

What are the traditions of your family? What do you like to do during the New Year?

I have to say that risotto was a bit daunting to  me. It’s always been the fanciest of the fancy, no one asks for risotto outside of ya know… High ranking people. But just  like doing a deglaze and a flambe, it turns out this really wasn’t that hard. Vynluthein helped out, but… well we’ll get to that.

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Meal of the Week: Roast Elwynn Duck (Winterveil/New Year Special!)

This has been a week of new traditions, and some I’m going to share with you. Every race has different traditions on how to ring in the New Year. When I stayed with Mahina, she showed me the Tauren tradition of drinking copious amounts of mulled wine, sitting around with loved ones grinding grain together by hand and telling stories of our shared past. Once there was enough grain, they would bake it into a cake with a copper piece hidden somewhere inside and share it together. The person who found the copper would be in for an extra-blessed year ahead.

Colin told me that this year, we’re going to make roast duck. He says that when the world is cold, the ducks get fat, and they come bringing luck on their wings. So that our future can really soar, we take their essence on the first day of the New Year.

This is how we do it.

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Merry Winterveil!

Wow! So this year was my first Winterveil spent not on the streets and man — it was amazing!!

Lots of great food, SO many cookies, and I’ve been wearing this great headband with antlers all week. It has jingle bells on it. It’s very obnoxious. I love it.

With all the chaos in the Keg, on top of visiting my brother in Silvermoon, I am a little late with this week’s update. So to make up for it, I have a Winterveil present for you all! I am going to provide three new recipes over the next three days, as well as a bonus for a new series I’m considering.

With the new year coming in just a few days, Colin taught me some of his traditions from home. He used to be head chef in the Purple Parlor in Dalaran before… well, he didn’t really want to talk about what happened. But he was kind enough to show me his tricks that he learned from his time there and his New Years traditions, and I’m excited to get to share them with you.

Love you all! As always, let me know what you think and feel free to hit me up if you have ideas or even are just lonely and want to chat. I’m available through email in the Contact tab and my twitter is @jaxkol