Monday, December 14, 2009

Golden Opportunity

I realize that I'm in the minority, but I like Christmas Fruitcake.
And the fruitcake I like best is this golden one.


Lots of nuts and even more fruit. Lemon extract. Apricot brandy.
Stirred, baked, and mailed to me with love.


Flower and I love our fruitcake!

17 comments:

Sara said...

I love fruitcake too...it's delicious! And pretty.

Flower said...

Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

You're right, I'm sure you're in the minority. Fruitcake always looks so pretty and festive. I wish I liked it!

Marg said...

I'm sorry Willow, I can join in on this one....Have fun!

Thom said...

Willow my dear sweet friend. I just can't stand Fruit cake and this picture is one reason why. It's so ugly looking and it just tastes so bad. Now please don't take this wrong, but it's been coming up on my blog quite a bit since I asked the question if people liked Fruit Cake on Aloha Friday. So I had to borrow your link and post it in a comment to show them another reason I don't like it. LOL You are a life saver my friend :)

Dorothy said...

I'm with you 100% on this one, Willow! I love fruitcake and so does my daughter, Emily! Your picture makes my mouth water.

Roxie said...

Fruitcake - for me, it's not so much a festive treat as a state of mind.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Me too...with a cup of hot tea is just the thing for me!

ellen b. said...

Dear enjoys fruitcake. Homemade always looks the best! Enjoy. Looks perfect to have with a cup of strong coffee :0)

Karen said...

My grandma makes a pretty good fruitcake...so I like it pretty well also. Merry Christmas!!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Apricot Brandy! Sounds wonderful :)

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh a minority indeed! My mother liked it too. And sOMebody always sent her a BIG ENORMOUS ring of fruitcake... and she would spend the rest of the winter trying to get some of us to eat some!!! My poor mother - she had 7 children and not ONE of us liked fruitcake!

But my grandparents - her parents - lived in St. Petersburg, FL... *nods* ... and THEY sent a crate of oranges and grapefruit every winter! OH YUM! We had NO problem polishing off THAT fruit! LOL!

I do hope you enjoy your fruitcake - a little piece with coffee each morning? Or with tea in the afternoon?

Jane said...

Hi Willow, I love fruit cake too. Jane x

Tracy said...

Me too... I just love fruitcake...I love all the jewel-bright bits of fruit and peel...mmm... Thank you for sharing a bite, Willow! ;o)

Sara said...

Hey, I recognize that photo in your header! It looks wonderful as a banner for your blog...

Barbara said...

Cetainly looks delicious. I like these golden ones too. Alan likes the dark ones full of dried fruit and nuts and spirit etc.
This year we are over loaded as not only do I have an unopened Christmas cake but a very large Golden wedding cake to get through.

Shelle said...

I was living on fruitcake while I was still in the womb! Love it! Following you from Ramblings from an English Garden.