*blink blink* Well, everything is where I left it. That’s good. It’s been a (long) while. There’s been a lot going on, including having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. And maybe I’ll share at some point all the stuff behind my unintended hiatus. Continue reading
It’s mid-November (what? how?!) and the temps have definitely dropped. In fact, it’s been ever so lightly snowing all morning. And with the shift in weather, my thoughts begin to turn to pre-pre-holiday flavours. I’m not in full on festive mode yet, but I am craving warm spices and cozy tastes. Ginger is the taste of November (as you can also see here in my ginger oatmeal cookie). Continue reading
And now, on to Christmas…
Well, not exactly. It’s just a tick early, even for me, to start Christmas full on. We did put up our outdoor lights this weekend, but that was more about grasping an opportunity during some very balmy weather than about getting festive. They won’t be turned on for a couple of weeks.
Where my heart is at right now is easing into it all. Autumn is still here (well, today feels like spring, but that’s beside the point). The trees are pretty bare now, though. There hasn’t been snow yet (to be fair, there was none last year at all). But it’s there, just on the horizon (I hope). With red and green and jingling bells and parties and Advent readings and baking. Continue reading
As I type this, the sun is streaming through my kitchen window. A welcome sight, to be sure. After over a week without so much as a glimmer from the golden orb, I am soaking up what I can. It’s still chilly, though. Which is again welcome after the balmy pre-Christmas season, through into the New Year that we experienced last year. There was nary a flake to be seen, and winter coats were a formality, rather than a necessity. This cool weather has inspired me to start baking. Continue reading