The Midwinter SolsticeToday is the midwinter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and I always like to celebrate by cooking a special meal for the family. This is what I plan to cook this year:
Roast beef & mushrooms
Roast potatoes, onions, carrots and pumpkin
Green beans & peas
(Photo by John Paul Urizan)
Apple & rhubarb crumble with cream
(I like to cook warm-coloured vegetables like pumpkin or rhubarb to remind us of the return of summer)
The whole family will eat by candlelight, and then, whoever wants to, will write a wish for the coming year on a piece of paper and burn the paper in the candle flame. Simple!