Thursday, November 3, 2011

KITCHEN THOUGHTS Holiday Kitchen Time at last!


The news is full of mayhem and murder....people angry - for good reason....people frustrated - again for good reason.  Lots of us are feeling more than just "the pinch,"  we're feeling the punch in the gut of our nation's economic woes.
There's that and the global economy.
And the wars here and there....
and the people that hate us....
and the people that like us but are catching grief from the people who hate us....
on and on and on.

I looked at the calendar after watching the morning events.....and found myself smiling. It's holiday baking time at last!  Time for the house to be filled with hints of cinnamon, cloves, bread, fruits and nuts....spicy, tactile, alive.

Sure, money's tight and it's gonna be hard to get enough walnuts; coffee's prices are through  the roof too but what the heck!  Making due is a very special kind of magic; more satisfying....more meaningful than throwing a store bought mix together in 20 minutes.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Artwork from Grand Canyon Tower

So with glad heart and ready hands,  a few special prayers of thanks and a box full of recipes we begin this Food Holiday Season with playful anticipation....hoping that all the warmth, joy, lightness and love that's generated in this and other kitchens all over the world spread and grow.

May the Holy Spirit of Peace and the Healing Power of Love Abide and Grow in the Hearts and Minds of All, Amen.

As always, please feel free to share your memories, recipes, traditions, ideas and so on!

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