Archive for November, 2012

Autumn Fires

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

While a few weeks of the season still remain to us, a poem for fall, from our family dinner-table verse book.

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CakeAutLeavesAnne Clair

We Thank Thee

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

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God, we thank thee for this food,
For rest, and home, and all things good,
For earth, and rain, and sun above,
But, most of all, for those we love.
Blessings on our meal.

—Traditional

CakeBlackEyeSusanAunt Marge

YCandlePatricia

YCandleJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy

Bazaar Baking

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

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My husband and I were up until the wee hours baking for the Holiday Bazaar at the Washington Waldorf School today. Come have a taste of these and many other goodies; stay for the best bazaar lunch in town; listen to live music; shop for beautiful ceramics, textiles, and jewelry; take your children to the puppet show, or the Magical Maze, or to make unusual handcrafts. Admission is free, but come early, because many items sell out. If last year is any indication, my husband’s Deep Dark Chocolate Leaf Cake certainly will.

Remembrance

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

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On Veterans Day my son and daughter and I made a visit to my father’s gravesite, a beautiful setting in all seasons but especially poignant in fall, when we recall those who have been willing to risk their lives for something larger than themselves. Veterans Day following so close upon Halloween, we took candy corn—one of my father’s Halloween favorites, which he enjoyed every year from the bounty of his children’s trick-or-treat bags—and tucked them invisibly into the grass, an offering which perhaps only birds and beetles will appreciate, but an offering nevertheless.

Sprinkles

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Another painting from the still-life series.

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Red Apple, Red Pear

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Here is a new painting from my still-life series.