On this cold winter day, I sit at my desk, cup of hot chocolate in hand, enjoying a bite of dark chocolate brought to me from Seattle by my wonderful friend Idil. I also admire the creativity and soon to be consumed delectable treats from my friend Demet – check out the candy sleigh she made! (And that’s not all, she also made the beautiful cream scarf, too). Today’s abundant deliciousness is thanks to my delightful, soul warming Turkish friends, Idil & Demet. Yesterday’s was enjoying a relaxing lunch with them, reflecting on our good fortune and anticipating the holidays and joy to come in the year ahead.