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Food for Body and Soul

  • Posted on December 4, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Well! That’s the Christmas grocery shopping done! On the way home the car was piled high with bags and boxes containing all manner of treats. I have to add that a great deal of it was contents for me to bake or cook into other dishes: nuts; desiccated, flaked, ground and whole; fruits dried or crystalized; dark cooking chocolate, cocoa powder, little bottles of essences and colourings… you get the idea! Yes, I deplore the consumer excesses of our western winter holiday but I also love the chance to stock up on small delicious extravagancies which often last me the rest of the year and sometimes beyond.

As we drove towards home it was still only late afternoon but already it was fully dark, a near-full moon was gliding in the clear navy blue sky above the snow-capped mountains. Once home there was then the mammoth task of transferring  everything from vehicle to house… Continue reading Food for Body and Soul…

No Hurry…

  • Posted on November 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm
No Hurry...

No Hurry…

At this time of year the main focus increasingly becomes how much we have to do for Christmas, how much we haven’t yet achieved, and how little time there is left in which to do it. Perhaps it might be better to turn the whole thing around; look at how much time you still have and prioritize what you really like/enjoy about your Midwinter/Christmas preparations. It would be easy for me to sit here and panic, saying to myself, “Oh my godfathers, I only have five weeks to Christmas Day!!!!” But I choose to say to myself, “Wow! I still have a whole five weeks? Wonderful!”

There are those among us who Continue reading No Hurry……

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