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We ordered the firewood a year and a half ago. My neighbor has tried to buy it twice since. He has a fireplace insert that keeps his home considerably warmer than ours in Winter. He sends me text messages asking after the wood. I tell him no. What I want to do is step out on my porch and re-stack it. I want it tidy and under my office window against the brick of the house so that when the snow comes again, and it will, the wood is free

Chocolate and peppermint. What a romantic pairing. And here it is again in yet another delectable form. Really, as long as it’s cold, I love peppermint. And my love of chocolate is neverending. This recipe is a re-share from my gluten-eating days. Makes 2 dozen cookies. My husband and I made these based on this recipe over at 101 Cookbooks. I stumbled upon it while looking for a peppermint bark recipe (posted earlier this Peppermint Week) and thought, “Hey! Why not?” We made them. They were good. Here is the

Nothing else quite says December to me. Whether it’s rainy days, sleet, snow, a fire in the fireplace and some peppermint bark stashed in a secret spot, perfect for discreet nibbling, or sharing if you’re feeling charitable. 😉 And it’s so easy! All you need is a little pent up wrath, some peppermint candy and chocolate chips. Makes enough for you, your family and some dearly loved friends. Ingredients: 3 cups chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Chips with great success, but you can also use white or semi-sweet

Hooray for Winter and all things peppermint! I declare this week Peppermint Week. This is pretty much the only time of year when I enjoy mint anything, unless it’s Summer in Lebanon, but that’s another story. I’ll save it for a Summer day. As for now, here is the first of three peppermint recipes. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 cup milk if using espresso machine, 1.5 if using microwave (1/2 for each cup) two palmfuls of chocolate chips 1 oz Torani chocolate mint syrup (optional) peppermint extract (optional)–I didn’t try the

I don’t know what the temperature is outside your door, but outside mine it’s just perfect for some ginger molasses cookies fresh from the oven. I love these cookies. I’ve loved them since a friend brought them in to share in a grad class. I craved them all through my first pregnancy. When the cravings reached critical mass, I asked him for the recipe. He gave it to me. I made my own adjustments based on necessity. They got my through a Winter pregnancy. I’ve already made them once this

As Winter approaches, I am discovering the strength of my relationship with light. Winter is the season of quiet. Leaves have long since fallen from the trees, life is slowing, and the daylight is capped by late and early calls for sleep. While the ground has not yet hardened with cold, I feel the same foreboding that arrives every Winter. I am lost. I am trapped. I must wait, clawing at the ceilings as I search desperately for sunlight. In Summer, you will find me outside, face upturned during the

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