Today, one of my students delivered to me my annual gingerbread man This year I waited until I got home before biting off its head. Curious about the origin of the gingerbread man I ''googled it up'' and found this
How do you make gingerbread for men?
Well, I thought that was hilarious. Then I found this video, which pretty much establishes the desire to make gingerbread 'for men'. I do recall this fairy tale, but this was the first time seeing this video.
Run, run, fast as you can, You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!
-The Gingerbread Man, - A fairie tale.
Next, I read about how the story of Hansel and Gretel relates to the Gingerbread house and came across this Dutch video. I have to admit the production is wonderously creepy. The art in the garden and house are curiously fascinating. I can not blame them, after being lost in the woods, becoming overwhelmed with hunger and fatigue. I, too, would want to gnaw through a chocolate roof or a sugarcoated shingle; but in the end, well it is The Brothers Grimm.
So all this ginger has me wanting to whip up something special and I can tell you I am not to be trusted with a house full of Gingerbread Men, so no baking for me. I have created instead, a gingery spice lip oil to keep the lips soft in case you are lost in the woods, seeking a candy coated home. Plus some ginger mint and spice tea to warm you. Look for it the month of December in the Shop.
Don't forget to take a moment to jump into the spice of the holidays, with old fairy tales, and spicy, gingery treats and be certain not to get outfoxed.