We are getting close to that time of the year again: moving ahead in anticipation of the holidays, when the heart beats with joy and jingles, warm family gatherings, a lot of shopping, and giving. There is no denying that its the favorite time of the year.
The beginning of the holiday season is also the time for cooking, baking and feasts; for me that desire of baking turns into an obsession. I do not know if it is the smell of the spices, the warmth of the oven, or the remnants of the holiday preparation at home during my childhood or all of it. Baking a fresh loaf is one of the ways to calm, soothe and relax myself.