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[ACTIVITY] Wintersfeast: Creative Cuisine Submissions

Darcy wants to learn more about cozy food and drink from all over! She would love to see any art or writing you make about your food and drinks, as fantastical as you like!


Instructions

Write or draw about a drink or food - anything goes as long as it’s cozy or seasonal - and then post your submission here in this thread for Darcy to marvel at! Anything cozy or seasonal would work just fine - it can be anything from Christmas cookies to your traditional holiday dish, no matter how unconventional!

Activity Length

This activity runs from December 13, 2020, 00:00 ST to January 17, 2021, 23:59 ST!

Entry Guidelines
  • Art Option
    • Your art must depict some kind of food or drink as the focus
    • The art may be created in any medium
    • Your piece must show a reasonable amount of effort equivalent to at least the level of a clean sketch
    • Your food or drink must be given a name
    • Make sure to indicate if you’re okay with other people making your entry (art, writing, or making it in real life) for the bonus activity!
  • Writing Option
    • The main focus of your written entry must be the food or drink, but it can be in any form (an advertisement, blog post, story, letter, etc. are all fine!)
    • Your entry must be at least 100 words long
    • Written entries might include taste, texture, scent, notable ingredients, preparation tricks, and/or the dish’s history
    • Make sure to indicate if you’re okay with other people making your entry (art, writing, or making it in real life) for the bonus activity!
Entry Example
Winterberry Soufflé Pancake


Magically icy berries wrapped in a warm and fluffy soufflé pancake and sweet cream - best served warm and cozy!

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

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Prizes

The participation prize for this activity is the Gingerbread Snowflakes item. A completed entry in this thread will earn a maximum of one prize. An additional Gingerbread Snowflakes item can be earned through the Recipe Making activity!

* You may submit more than one entry, if you like, but you can only earn the prize for this activity once!

Activity Links

Discussion and questions should go in the main Wintersfeast thread. Submissions should go in this thread!
Posted 12/06/20, edited 12/13/20
Snowberry Pie


A warm pie made with berries that only grow in the snowiest of places, and decorated with sweet edible crystal flowers.

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted 12/15/20
Rainbow Swirl Cosy Cup


Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Sure

Posted 12/15/20
Starry Night Latte


A simple latte, really. What makes it special is the blue whipped cream and star shaped sprinkles!

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes!~

Posted 12/17/20
Dreaming of Peppermint Bark


Seriously, though, I am dreaming about peppermint bark. Mmm… The dark chocolate combined with the sweet white chocolate… The way-less-sticky method of eating candy canes… A perfect Christmas treat.

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes!

Posted 12/17/20, edited 12/17/20
Banana Boats


Karalius squeals in delight as the fancy treat is brought before him,  Bai taking the cloche off the shallow bowl to grant him access inside. He quickly pokes one of the two little yellow boats floating in the center. It bobs slightly, but floats across the surface towards the other boat. Karalius giggles, amused. Beside him, KaralienÄ— sniffs hers with interest. “Hmm, smells like bananas and strawberries.” Cruella nods at her across the table. “You’re entirely correct, my dear. These little banana boats are sitting in a strawberry syrup lake. The boat itself is mostly sugar, but the syrup is also mostly sugar so it can float without melting. It’s one of our more entertaining desserts. I thought the good king would appreciate it.”

With an enthusiastic nod, Karalius responds. “It’s great! It’s so cool, I love the little boat shapes. But how do we eat them?” Bai responds, standing behind them off to the side. “You pick them up from the top, and dip them in the syrup. After that, you simply take a bite.” Karalius quickly follows his advice, taking a bite as his sister begins talking again. “So why aren’t either of you eating some? Surely we can all share in this treat together?” Cruella shakes her head. “No, I’m afraid not. While I do enjoy the occasional sweet, these take far too long to make. While the boats themselves are just a few ingredients mixed together to get it to hold its shape, it takes quite a long time to carve out that shape to where it looks like a true ship. Bai has to do it by hand, which is why you hadn’t seen him during the main course. Besides, I thought it’d be rude for us to eat in front of such honored guests.” She smiles, the king swallowing a bite before grinning back. KaralienÄ— gives a small smile. “Ah, fair enough. I doubt my brother would mind, though it’s a shame you couldn’t try it yourself. Perhaps you want one of mine?”

Cruella gasps, holding a hand to her chest. “Oh, no, no, no! I could never take from a guest’s plate! Especially not a powerful queen, such as yourself. Please, do enjoy it. I promise it’s delicious. The young lord seems to like it.” He nods his head, finishing off his first boat with a drink. “Yes, do try it sis, it’s great. You’ll love it.” He gives her a pair of big, pleading eyes to which she just stares incredulously at him for a few moments before sighing. “Oh, whatever will I do with you? Very well then, it does look quite tasty.” She delicately picks up one of the boats, dipping it in the syrup. While sticky as any syrup, the excess strawberry goo easily drips off the boat, flowing back into the shallow bowl. She waits for it to stop before leaning forward to take a bite. Then she quickly closes her eyes and pulls her head back a few inches.

After she finishes off the bite she takes a drink and clears her throat. “It’s rather sweet, isn’t it?” Cruella chuckled. “Well I did say it was mostly sugar. Still, did you like it?” The queen pauses for a second. “Well, the syrup was all I could taste at first. I was rather surprised how much it actually tastes like strawberry, though a sugar-coated one. But once I got to the boat that banana flavor started to come through. I was a bit surprised at how quickly the boat melted in my mouth as well, since it wasn’t melting in the bowl. I suppose that’s just from the sugar. It reminds me of cotton candy, really.” Karalius leans closer. “Sooooooo…did you like it?”

The queen sighs, patting him on the head with her left hand. “Yes, my king, I did enjoy the treat. You know I’m fond of fruit.” He grins before getting back to his second boat. “Good.” Cruella smiles as well. “I’m glad you like it. Perhaps after you finish we could retire to the parlor to relax by the fireplace.” KaralienÄ— smiles and nods. “That sounds lovely.” She carefully dips the boat back in the syrup, careful not to get her dark claws messy with syrup.


Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes~

Posted 12/17/20
Honey Kozuli


Rye gingerbread with honey, decorated with icing.
The Kozuli symbolize all the animals standing around the Baby in the Christmas manger. They are traditionally baked at christmas.

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted 12/20/20
Christmas Cocktail

It’s another hot summer in Australia, and my family is all set to enjoy our traditional seasonal dish of prawn cocktails.

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted 12/20/20, edited 12/20/20
Milky Mystery


Bite-sized, milk chocolates with fillings that sparkle and surprise you.
(Fillings pictured above are cranberry jelly and blueberry pop-candy).

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes!

Posted 12/27/20
emperorberry pie.

a delicious dish crafted from delectable, sweet berries — rumored to be the
sweetest around — is contrasted by tart lemon zest and cranberry oil. it is most
recommended to be served with mint and winter berry leaves, reflecting its status
as a holiday treat.


Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
go for it!

EDIT: it’s not a pie. it’s a cheesecake. it is a cheesecake that i posted while sleep-deprived and i am a big dumb ninny.

Posted 12/28/20, edited 12/29/20
Deluxe Granola


The most expensive meal in the cave. What does it taste like? That doesn’t matter! While most mycenians can’t afford this meal anyways, we still recommend that you have a dentist on retainer if you choose to indulge


Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted 12/31/20
Iced Winterberry Shot

A sparkling berry beverage, served chilled in an ice cup. A fork has been ran across the outside to help provide texture and grip. Better enjoy this one quickly.

Can other people use this for their reinvention?
Yes

Posted Jan 8, edited Jan 8
Cozy Crème Caramel


a warm desert, firm vanilla custard on top of apple sponge cake baked with plenty of cinnamon! golden caramel sauce drips from above, topped with candied apple slices and a dollop of fresh cream. enjoy!

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted Jan 10
Holiday Carrot Roast

Something sweet and tastey made of vegetables?

Preheat your (magical fantasy) oven to 400 degrees. You’ll need a handful of large carrots (washed and peeled) and chop them into two inch pieces. Season lightly with olive oil, cinnamon, and curry spices. If you don’t have premixed curry spices you’ll need cumin, turmeric, garlic, salt and pepper, and ground cloves cardamom and ginger, or your favorite combo of semisweet spicings. The only clutch thing is the cinnamon. Put all that in a bowl and then shake it all up to evenly distribute the oil and spices. Spread that on a tray and stick that baby in there for like 40 minutes. You’ll know you’re ready when the carrots are nice and soft—and sweet?!? Enjoy!

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted Jan 15
Gem Bass Noodle Soup


Made using the Gem Bass for the soup/broth base, the liquid takes on a unique red hue. The noodles are thin noodles made from farmed wheat. Other ingredients are up to the chef’s discretion, but commonly there’s fresh vegetables, some Kelph farmed seaweed, and the branch of a cleaned Aromatic Tree. Some diners like to use the branch to scoop out the contents from the bowl.

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted Jan 15
Blue Moon Tea

mint tea sweetened with juice from fresh crushed blueberries, with an optional dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles for looks!

you can use this for the reinvention activity :3

Posted Jan 15

A Cozy Bowl of Hotsoup

Nestled in the bowl are delicately roasted root vegetables, seasoned to perfection with a combination of savory spices. Carrots, potato, turnip, and parsnip have all been chopped into small bite-sized chunks, and glazed with a garlic-butter sauce before going into the oven. When added to the already-simmering soup, only a small amount of further cooking was needed, bringing all the ingredients to a tantalizing tenderness. A tiny dash of cinnamon and just a sprinkling of pepper complement perfectly the lingering heat of chili flakes. Cumin, thyme, sage, and a generous sprinkling of dill add complexity with a soft herbal note to the mingling flavors. The broth itself has been thickened slightly with toasted breadcrumbs and cream. Added to it is chicken stock and a pinch of salt, along with leeks, celery, and just a little pan-fried onion. Broccoli, cauliflower, and cashews finely diced add just a little more body. It’s a warm and hearty combination, a comforting combination of flavors, sure to hit the spot on a cold, dreary winter’s day.


Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes~

Posted Jan 16
Gingerbread cinnamon fish with cherries


This fluffy gingerbread fish flavoured with cinnamon, filled with chocolate cream and cherries , will make a memorable treat for your family during holiday season!

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted Jan 16, edited Jan 16

(Will always be my favorite, family seasonal food, even if it’s incredibly simple)

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. Turning up the dial on the stove. Milk, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt. Start with the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Stir, heat, wait. Settle by the warmth of the stove, watching out the window as snowflakes drift through the darkness. Lean towards the stove top, feeling the warm kiss of the open fire, but not too close lest it bite. Wait until the cocoa comes to a boil, and then pour it into a mug. Just a few drops of vanilla extract. Stir, cool, wait.

The crinkle of plastic wrapping. Fetch a few slices of bread. One, two, three? Any number will do. Slide them into the toaster. Pull down the lever. Wait, wait, wait. The fresh, crisp scent of toasting. Ding! Quickly, find a pat of butter. Retrieve the bread from the toaster. Spread a teaspoon of butter on the toast,  allowing it to melt while the bread is still warm. Soaked in rich, melted butter. Bring the cocoa and the bread to the table. Rip a small piece from the toast, dip in cocoa, soak, eat. A simple, happy holiday.

Can others use it?

If they feel overly inclined!

Posted Jan 17
gemstone meringues

according to recipe cards of olde, these finicky deserts are only made perfect when ground up gem bass gems are the first ingredient.  luckily, culinary science has progressed to a point where luster dust exists and the gem bass’ gem population is safe…........... at least when it comes to making this beautiful treat

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
yes!

Posted Jan 17
Gingerbread Bunnies on the Farm


subtitles for a Lyric’s Litanies vlog post


Hey, everyone! Lyric here. I was walking home from school today and, you know what, I really missed home. I’m happy to be here, and I’m not going back any time soon, and I’m fine with that, happy even. But you know how sometimes you’ll just be walking and bam, nostalgia hits you out of nowhere? That was today. And what brought it on for me? A bunny.

It’s wintertime, and I see bunnies pretty often as an after-school teacher — you wouldn’t believe how many kids show me photos of their pets, have rabbit stickers on backpacks and notebooks, wear shirts and jackets with bunnies on them. And usually I think, cute, adorable, love it, and ask them about their love of animals and that’s that. But y’all, it’s wintertime. Snow is falling here, lights are glowing on lampposts and in storefronts, and now all I can think of when I see the floppy ears or puffy tail of a rabbit… is gingerbread bunnies.

What are gingerbread bunnies, you may ask? Well, if you’re asking, I’m very sad for you, because that means you haven’t experienced the pure bliss that is warm gingerbread bunnies in the oven. But I’m also happy for you, because now maybe you’ll try it yourself!

Gingerbread bunnies are a staple winter treat for my family; my grandma came up with them as a way to get my mom to eat her veggies, and they became a family tradition from her childhood onward. I grew up looking forward to them every time the weather got cold; I’d beg my mom to make them, and then she would ask me to help make them.

You might have made gingerbread men or houses before, but trust me, gingerbread bunnies are better. For one, they’re a whole meal: if you do gingerbread bunnies right, they’re the dessert focal point of an entire set of dishes that create the bunnies’ home.

First, you get some fresh veggies, the fresher the better. My dad and I would always pick whatever was in the garden and decide how to prepare them: we might roast them, grill them, or just leave them raw. Then we’d get some mushrooms, also prepared to our taste, and some steamed brown rice. Around this time, my mom would throw the gingerbread bunnies into the oven: basically gingerbread men shaped like bunnies, but way better because she’d add some lemon or oranges from the garden to flavor them with a subtle citrus twist. Then, with the bunnies in the oven, we’d make the main dish: arrange the veggies, brown rice, and mushrooms as a little rabbit home diorama, complete with a rice rabbit hole, veggie bushes and trees, and mushroom rocks. Then, as the bunnies came out of the oven, we’d place them in their homes, eat the main dish, and save the gingerbread for dessert.

So as you can see, gingerbread bunnies are an experience. When my grandma writes out the recipe, she calls them “gingerbread bunnies on the farm” because of the whole meal layout, but we all just call them gingerbread bunnies for short. But trust me, if you just make the bunnies themselves, you miss out on everything great about them: the searching and planning for ingredients, the decisions over how you’ll prepare and arrange each part, the bouncing between breathing in the citrusy gingerbread by the oven and prepping the mushrooms and vegetables.

So that’s why a kid with a rabbit T-shirt nearly made me cry today. Maybe I’ll try making some gingerbread bunnies tonight; I think recording this just made me more hungry and nostalgic.

So, love ya lots for listening to this litany! Later, y’all.

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted Jan 17, edited Jan 17
nora’s famous winter soup


you will not need more than one bowl of this. nora refuses to share what she actually puts into it but it tastes like christmas dinner and immediately warms you up to the core.

Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
you got an hour chief u think u can make it? a whole soup? i welcome u to try.

Posted Jan 17
Nightbloom Berry Cake


If the light of a full moon shines down on a vine of nightblooms, you will find its rare berries in the morning. What better way to celebrate this precious treat but to bake it into a winter cake?


Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted Jan 17
“Pumpkin Pie”

The first thing to note is that it’s not a real pie. It’s really more of a pumpkin cake, with it’s slightly spongy texture and complete absence of any pastry. Although pumpkin pies are typically made with pastry, this one isn’t, mostly due to the author’s distinct and indescribable hatred of shortening. (It never does what I want it to)

But it is certainly pumpkin, that much is certain. The entire cake is bright orange, despite the complete lack of any food colouring. And while it doesn’t taste an awful lot like pumpkin, that has more to do with the copious amounts of cinnamon, ginger, and sugar in the recipe, which make it taste like, well, a cake of some kind. In lieu of any kind of icing, however, the top is generously sprinkled with cinnamon, which will find its way up your nose if you’re not careful.

For maximum confusion, “Pumpkin Pie” ought to be served as part of the main course in the middle of summer.


Can other users make this recipe for the Recipe Reinvention activity?
Yes

Posted Jan 17