Watercress sandwiches by Lynn Gardner.

#12TastesofChristmas – Swimming Swan Sandwiches

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…seven swans-a-swimming, Six geese-a-laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. There are no actual swans in this recipe. Also missing are fish, which is what I’ve seen most Twelve Days of…

Eggnog.

#12TastesofChristmas – Eggless Eggnog

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…six geese-a-laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. Obviously this had to be an egg-y inspired recipe today. However, in my family we’re not too keen on actual eggs in our…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

#12TastesofChristmas – Pineapple Upside Down Cake

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. This one was an absolute no brainer. Golden rings? Pineapple. I suppose onion rings or squash rings or other things like that would also work,…

A cup of latte.

#12TastesofChristmas – Gingerbread Latte

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. My boyfriend is an evil bird munching man who made a lot of suggestions for this day involving things like ortolans. I’m going for a far less literal…

Roasted turkey

#12TastesofChristmas – Dry-Brined Turkey

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. Abandon hope, all ye vegetarians who enter here. This one is about meat and there’s no escape. My boyfriend loves turkey, but the problem with turkey and chicken is just how…

#12TastesofChristmas – Turtle Pie

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. I’ve seen several blogs following this same holiday theme that have a dish involving real turtle on the second day. A couple have also used squab in place of actual turtle doves. This is just too literal…