This is the first year I decided to create a holiday blend, and it kind of came about on a whim. To me, this time of year is synonymous with my Grandmaman Nichole’s baking and cooking. For my entire life, in perfect French Canadian fashion, the holidays brought cookies, canelés, pies, tourtières, Bûche de Noël (yule log cake), copious amounts of cheese, and of course - fruit cake.
Needless to say, this year our holiday celebrations are going to be a bit more unusual, with families having to remain apart. BUT, that didn’t stop Nichole from sending us a slice of tradition. So, she made two beautiful, Brandy-soaked fruit cakes from scratch and shipped them off to us, all the way from Québec.