As a child, preparation for Christmas in my household usually starts just after Christmas. When the last piece of black cake and West Indian fruit cake are consumed my mom would set her fruits for the next Christmas.  That means gathering raisins, currants, prunes, candied cherries and orange peel and meticulously passing it through a hand cranked mill until she has achieved the texture she’s looking for.  Even in these modern times with electrical gadgets such as a food… Read more »