Tag Archives: Christmas

Holiday house

Just a few favorite holiday moments

Winter solstice

Only a few days left, everything is a blur. I step out from the kitchen, warm and scented with lemon, rosemary, chocolate and spice. The early night air feels sharp, the chill jarring after the whirl of warm baking sheets and sugary smudges. Bundled up with packages and places to be, I juggle in winter’s […]

Sparkly season

Christmas wishes on the way  :)

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.