Kristina's food background ranges from running a European delicatessen / bakery and making pasta for an Italian restaurant, and is always expanding on her culinary education. Classes range from basic knife skills and bakery pastry arts to sushi and vegan/raw chef cooking.
Kristina lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, keeps active with weight lifting, running and chasing after her dachshunds, Basil and Rosemary. Follow her @spabettie or on Facebook.
I am aware that what I am about to say is extremely cliche, but that does not make it any less true. The holidays are my favorite time of year. The crisp cool electricity in the air, the gathering of family and friends, having exciting events every weekend and some of the weekdays in between - there is a general festiveness that most people seem to pick up on.And then there's the food. Oh, the glorious food! Food is the basis of many holiday festivities and celebrations, it is how we…