Samhain

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Samhain It’s an old word,  an old festival, and a time full of many old traditions, too.* Most everyone calls it Halloween, which is short for a “hallowed” or “holy” eve and it is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November. Samhain (pronouced “sow-wen”) marks the passing of the harvest season (light) and the […]

A Cottage Pie

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A Cottage Pie The warmth from my oven spills into the living room…not hard to do as this is a cottage. After I let my four legged companions outside and breathe in the damp cool morning air, I come back inside….cinnamon, sugar, butter…my house smells happy!

Mince Pie

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Mince Pie “Mince pie, like Masonry, arouses curiosity from the mystery attaching to it. Its popularity shall never wane until faith is lost in sight.”—Editorial page of the Montpelier Argus and Patriot for March 10, 1880 Let me tell you something straight off. I have never made a Mince Pie. In fact, it’s one that […]

Small Birds in a Pie

My take on "Small Birds in a Pie"

Small Birds in a Pie Fall is here and the first snow of the season is on the Olympics! During the sun breaks, I run outside to see it sparkle on the peaks of Hurricane Ridge. Greta, Mr Fez, and I are sleeping in a bit later in the mornings and as I grind the […]