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Michaelmas 2015

Michaelmas 2015

(Coloring page from here.) We had a very quiet Michaelmas celebration this year, but I think it was quite lovely. Here is some of what we have done in the past. This year, I made my now annual blackberry cake (blackberry cake because of the story from the British Isles that says when St. Michael threw … Continue reading

St. Nicholas Day 2014

St. Nicholas Day 2014

Last Saturday, December 6, was St. Nicholas Day! We celebrated at home and at church. When G woke up in the morning, he found a couple treats in his slippers, plus we read a story and talked about St. Nicholas and why he is special.That morning, we also headed to church for St. Nicholas crafts and … Continue reading

Michaelmas

Michaelmas

Today, September 29, is Michaelmas. This is the day we celebrate the Archangel Michael (and all of the other angels). Michaelmas, the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel (also the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael, the Feast of the Archangels, or the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels) is a day … Continue reading

Lady Grey Tea Cookies

Lady Grey Tea Cookies

Those of you who know me in person know that I have become an obsessive tea drinker… to the level some might call an addiction. But there are way, way worse things to be hooked on than Earl Grey tea, right? (Help me out here.) Well, not only is tea simply brilliant for drinking, but … Continue reading

Summer of Rhubarb

Summer of Rhubarb

Before this summer, I had never cooked or made anything with rhubarb. Well, the plethora of rhubarb at my local farmer’s market each week changed that! I made strawberry rhubarb freezer jam, rhubarb crisp, and strawberry rhubarb pie (twice). It was a yummy month of July!

Dutch Baby Pancakes

Dutch Baby Pancakes

Mmm, I love Dutch Baby Pancakes! Have you had these? It is like a big giant pancake you bake in the oven and then add whatever toppings you want. A little confectioner’s sugar on top is yummy. Or guild the lily and add syrup and fresh sliced bananas, too. Yum! Dutch Baby Pancake 3 eggs … Continue reading

Family Recipes

Family Recipes

My mom gave me a copy of my great grandmother’s Sour Cream Nut Bread recipe. I was in a baking mood the other day but didn’t have nuts, so I made Sour Cream Blueberry Bread instead. It was so yummy! It is not a sweet bread, so it is great for any time of day … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones

What is yummier than something to eat with a nice cup of tea? Something with chocolate chips in it, of course! This recipe for chocolate chip scones is my new go-to recipe for when I need something sweet (but not too sweet). Easy to make, yummy to eat, and they seem to be a hit … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Hope you had a nice St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th! We did some fun things on the actual day and the week or so leading up to it. We started earlier in the week by baking whole wheat Irish soda bread. G liked his slathered with butter and cinnamon sugar, while I went with … Continue reading

Halloween Baking Supplies!

Halloween Baking Supplies!

Look at the fun Halloween themed baking goods I got in a swap recently! Now to pick recipes for things to bake…