By Ellen Probert Williamson
November is a month of crisp days, golden sunshine, falling leaves, cider mills and looking forward to holiday excitements.
Part of that is the planning ahead of holiday foods. At this time of year, spices, candied fruit, flowers and herbs play a large part.
Take fruitcake, for instance. When you think of its ingredients and traditions, you find yourself suddenly viewing a whole world of exotic times and places.