Getting Fresh & Festive for the Holidays

I am so excited that the holiday season has arrived. More excited than usual... I have a very fresh approach to the whole thing this year. I have sworn off Christmas lists and vowed only to purchase things that speak to me as the giver (the way we used to do it when I was a kid). I have taken back the holidays and intend to inject it with fun and family tradition wherever I can. The aprons are all cleaned and pressed and I am ready to get the kids in the kitchen for a holiday foodapalooza

To get you inspired for a Fresh & Festive season, I have been working with DMA Solutions as a contributor to their new Fresh & Festive e-zine. This free digital publication is chock full of holiday tips and recipes from fresh food growers and hand-picked bloggers. 

Fresh Berry Pavlova by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Fresh Berry Pavlova by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

I am pleased to be a part of this premiere issue and even more excited to be working with California Giant Berry Farms. Fresh berries make it easy to add color and fun to any holiday dessert. Our dessert for the e-zine, a Fresh Berry Pavlova, is light and decadent at once. With fresh fruit and light, marshmallow-y meringue, it is sure to be a holiday hit. 

See the full recipe for Fresh Berry Pavlova and so much more for your holiday in the Fresh & Festive ezine. You can get your free copy here. And if you haven't seen the Fresh Berry Pavlova video yet, be sure to check it out.


For even more fun and inspiration, we are promoting the release of the e-zine with some amazing events. First, there is a Pin It to Win It contest going on right now with a chance to win $250. Plus, don't miss our Twitter Party! Join us on Tuesday, November 19 at 8PM EST for a chat full of tips, recipes and PRIZES! Be sure to follow @todaysnest and @californiagiant and use our tag #FreshFestive to join the conversationā€¦.and because we expect this to be quite the party, you can also join the TWUBS page to make following and chatting easier ā€” check out our page  here.

 Disclaimer:  Fresh & Festive is a client of mine.  All thoughts and tips shared above are my own, and as a client of mine, they are compensating me for my participation in the Twitter Party, the Pinterest Contest and as a contributor to the ezine.  

Sam Henderson