Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Beginnings of the Yuletide

November 27  –  This is the weekend that we always begin our preparations for the winter holiday season.  I wish we could have a real evergreen, but we have issues with skin and respiratory allergies so we make due.  We … Continue reading

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Cinnamon and Applesauce Ornaments

The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves & other spice always reminds me of Yule.  These ornaments, made of ground cinnamon and applesauce fill our house with the scent of an old fashioned holiday.  They make up all feel cozy. To … Continue reading

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A Day of Thanksgiving

9:00 am – The pies are in the oven and the sweet potatoes are in the crock pot (please let these work). Apple Pie – bake 425° for 45 minutes 8 apples: peeled, cored and sliced thin 3/4 t cinnamon … Continue reading

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Planning the Feast

11/23:    Today we are getting the house ready of the Thanksgiving feast.  We have been battling the invasion of the ants for days.  They came in to attack the fermenting hard cider.  Today, my husband set out the bait … Continue reading

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My Bread Cloche

November 13: Today was a little bit of a lazy, blustery autumn day. The cheese is Jack, made from a recipe from the New England Cheese company. It will dry, be waxed and age for a few weeks. It should … Continue reading

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Jack Cheese and Hard Cider

November 11: Today was a lovely day at home.  It was foggy last night late will a full moon but the fog and clouds cleared through the night.  When I woke up at 2:30 in the morning it was bright … Continue reading

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