I like making a few Christmas goodies to eat and have published some seasonal celebration recipes in this blog. Every year I try some new recipes friends recommend and I’m rarely disappointed with the results. This year I have been busy making some new goodies and when I have the time to I will share […]
Evergreens are a symbol of rebirth and you could say I am blessed, because everything I need for my evergreen wreath making is free of charge and readily available. Every December I walk in the woods with my small wheelbarrow, a hand saw and pruning shears to collect wreath making materials. Fallen cedar, fir and […]
The holidays are here! It’s a wonderful time of year when the twinkling lights go up on trees and we awake, as my Beloved and I did today, to a snowy winter wonderland. The winds are blowing, the sky is thick with falling snowflakes, and the power is surging on and off. So in case […]
Winter Solstice officially occurred at 5.30am on 22 December 2011. At Winter Solstice the sun is closer to horizon than any other time of the year. The shortest day of the year, with just eight hours and twenty three minutes of sunlight, in the northern hemisphere Winter Solstice is the date marks the first day […]
Winter Solstice the longest night and shortest day of the year is also called Yule. Yule may mean ‘Yoke of the Year’, derived from the Anglo-Saxon Geola, though some suggest a derivation from the Norse Jul, meaning ‘wheel’. Yule promises the gradual return of the sun after prolonged darkness.
The seasons go by so quickly. It’s winter and four gale force wind storms took out the power lines this month. We even had snow. Aside from being wet, which is guaranteed, who knows what the rest of the winter months will hold?
Eggnog during Christmas season is a tradition that I share with people from around the world. Granted I have met a few people who don’t like it but almost everyone I know loves it. The recipe I have posted below is a very simple one that I have made many times but first some history […]