12/17/2008

The Best Thing About Christmastime... Peppermint!

I love all things peppermint and this time of year is when peppermint really makes a name for itself! Peppermint bark, peppermint hot chocolate, candy canes, peppermint mochas... oh how the list goes on.

Which reminds me of a wonderful weekend Big Monkey and I had long ago. When we lived in the San Francisco area, we would travel around California on the weekends just spur of the moment hostel card in hand. One weekend, we decided to go to the actual Jumping Frog Jubilee in Calaveras County. The festival was great fun but the best part was the old-time peppermint chews we found at Nelson's Candies in Murphys, CA. Those were truly the best peppermint I have ever had and I think of them often. Oh, I'm getting nostalgic!

On a side note... the word "peppermint" starts to sound and look strange after typing it nine times.

6 comments:

goooooood girl said...

your blog is very good......

Kelly said...

I tagged you the other day. Hope you play along.

Also, I normally don't like peppermint, but the peppermint bark at World Market was really delicious!

Cara said...

Celestral Seasons (I think that is it) they do the teas. Anyway they have a Candy Cane tea that is really good. Love it. And all things peppermint.

Karen said...

I just had peppermint ice cream tonight at our Quilt Guild meeting. Yummy!

Dori said...

I have really been craving peppermint lately. I can't get it here really, so that makes me want it all the more. Thanks for the trip down peppermint lane. It makes me feel better because I can kinda taste it as I read this post :-)

Gin E said...

I love peppermint in my mocha frappuccino...your post is tempting me run to the nearest starbucks and get a coffee. lol!