Dear Meggie, In Turkey black eyed peas can t be found. but I tasted it. My brother always goes to USA for his business and brings us some tradidional things which we can t find them on Turkey. It is so delicious. In turkey, Some Islamic societies don t celebrate new year and also christmas. It is a big sin for their minds. But a lot of people celebrate new year with eating turkey. Like your thanksgiving day. We made turkey and rice. We eat them with some salads and wait 12:00 p.m. to welcome the new year..
In Scotland, shortbread!
I don't really know about Belgian traditions and less about African ones (both my originate countries). But Belgian like eating and celebrating.As for your comment on my blog: yes, lavendar colors are my favorite. I like to mix them with orange and other bright ones.