Tag Archives: Christmas

12.16: butterfly project

The last butterfly of 2016!  This one is precis octavia, or the gaudy commodore. And for Christmas, I attached a big one to a chunky hand fabricated charm bracelet hung with and old collection of noir-like black coral branches, vintage mexican silver buttons, and a few family mementos, to gift to my amazing sister-in-law, with […]

About trees

(last weekend) It’s much too late and the midnight air is crisp, almost sharp when you breathe. Time has gone so quickly and tomorrow it will snow, with rain and fog and all that to follow for days so it’s got to come in tonight, no question. It’s still full of straggler leaves that have […]

Recipe revision!

I made my first gingerbread of the season, and grabbed the recipe card I hand out instead of going to my original copy… well, I thought I made a big mistake!  I listed 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, but I thought it should be 1/4 or 1/2.  But it actually was 1 teaspoon.  So I’m […]

Happy, new

Find the recipe for this unusual gingerbread cake at smitten kitchen. It must be the Guiness… Happy New Year!

Keep Christmas all the year


It’s just the beginning. ;)

Dule of doves

Christmas wishes took to the air this week… and those birds looked like they wanted to last. Peace be with you.


Just a quick peek… Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


to the World…


Festive days fast approach… and this spoiled girl has had some special treats to enjoy. Above, almost to beautiful to eat – um, but it’s long gone – this gorgeous fig-filled ring from an old family friend & amazing cookbook and travel author Giovanna Bellia LaMarca.  Lovers of all things Italian, particularly the cuisine (and who […]