Cardamom Braid and Tracy's winter fruit salad. Black coffee for the bigs and milky mint tea for the littles.
The cardamom bread needs more work before I recommend it to you. Cardamom is probably my favorite spice and I clearly remember the first time I tasted it. I was a sophomore in high school and my friend Krista brought a loaf of cardamom bread to school and shared it around as we walked through the lobby. The flavor was exquisite and exotic.
The fruit salad is absolutely delicious. The only tweak I made on Tracy's recipe was toasting the pecans and coconut. I highly recommend it.
We ate in the extra-bright winter light from snow still on the ground. But then there was plenty of sunshine in the afternoon when we watched a sugar maple being tapped. The sap is running and spring is coming! I've had my fill of winter - and what a tremendous lot of winter we got this year - and I'm eager for spring.