Prayer by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Lord, teach me the art of small steps! I do not ask for miracles or visions, but I ask for strength for everyday life.
When nature makes our winter garden decorations more spectacular!
The stillness of Christmas morning, the unexpected snow on the tree branches and on the ground, the crisp air, the sound of our steps in the snow, the quietness of Green Lake. The white wonder and magic of the snow making the holiday more festive. Merry Christmas!
I’ve had many successes and failures with bejgli. This traditional yeasted dough, filled with poppy seeds and ground walnuts, is very popular in many Central– and Eastern–European nations. The Hungarian Christmas is almost unimaginable without it.
Do you want a special and festive dinner? Roast a duck. Pineapple complements it beautifully both in terms of taste and visually.
Are you ready for a walk down memory lane? What were the images on Christmas cards more than 100 years ago?
Here is a formula for a long weekend: an island, a cabin, no computer, no internet, rain, wind, long walks on the beach, the sound of fire in the wood-burning stove, maybe a few films, and lots of reading. What do you think?
Do you think mini quick breads are fun? I think so. They are perfect as gifts! The batter for this recipe is baked in three small loaf pans. You can have three gifts with one baking!
After the big Thanksgiving feast on Thursday evening, Friday morning looked to be the perfect time for a long walk. Steve and I chose the unique Golden Gardens Park, located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
These old Thanksgiving postcards, from the years 1907 through 1913, are from our collection that we inherited from one of Steve’s uncles. Yes, they are 100 years old!
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris