Christmas flyer?

As I sit here, hypnotized by pleasant photos and cheery colours and persuaded by promise, I have to hand it to him; he really knows how to get a gal excited about the holidays!  Galen Weston, I have no idea why I am under the influence of his spell, other than having just flipped through the President’s Choice ‘Insider’s Report’ for this Christmas.  And I am all aglow.  The odds were against us.  It must be purely magic that keeps us together.  Aside from the box of baby greens, none of his advertised products are organic.  The special coffee shop in the flyer does not feature any fair-trade coffee.  I officially do not eat sweets.  I feel better when I avoid dairy and gluten.  And I dislike too many processed foods in my diet.  But when I read through ‘Insider’s Report’ I want to try one of everything.  Just reading it restores my confidence, Christmas will be okay.  Yes, I have already started making wonderful homespun creations for the celebration.  I am not trying to brag about it, a person has to pace herself when dealing with this holiday!  And I have a plan for a nutrient dense, delightful Christmas. Seeing all of the products in this book, however, makes me want to add a few items to the plan.  Mr. Weston states that it’s all for a good cause.  Me.  Getting me out of the kitchen, making it easy for me to entertain and saving me money!  It’s the President’s Choice!  Let’s see, let’s see.  The wild pacific salmon wellingtons would be a hit at parties and the artichoke and asiago puffs look good.  The 100% sparkling fruit juice would be handy.  And, ooh, the red velvet cheesecake is so elegant, the merry mini cheesecakes look so cute and anything dulce de leche is delicious.  Okay, all of the desserts look good.  And what’s this on page 26?  Holiday blooms of orchids, amaryllis and pointsettias; wouldn’t that be lovely for my décor?  The wildly colourful chocolate fruit fancies make me want to have children.

Anyhoo, I am sharing all of this with you because I know I am not the only one who feels this way.  And I have to say, there is something here that keeps me coming back for more, but only unofficially… I am an herbalist after all.

Now that's more like it! Enjoying one of our favourites, homemade tourtière with a side of greens.


Friends, do not throw out my flyer!

This confession was made by Tammy Schmidt, Montreal!