Lynda Balslev: A sweet baking tradition

A tradition can be a simple gesture or ritual, an act of faith or a gregarious celebration. It needn't be elaborate; in fact, it can be as simple as a cake.

The holiday season is full of traditions. Traditions bring pleasure and reassurance. They give us something to look forward to, and in times of difficulty or uncertainty, traditions root and comfort us. Sharing and repeating traditions connects us to our past and reinforces our relationships with family and loved ones.

A tradition can be a simple gesture or ritual, an act of faith or a gregarious celebration. It needn’t be elaborate; in fact, it can be as simple as a cake.