Epiphany and 12th Night Traditions

Epiphany and 12th Night Traditions

I’m writing this evening by the light of our Christmas tree.Yes, it’s well after Christmas and past New Year’s Day, but we still have our tree lit and decorated while it stands tall and proud in front of the living room window. She is a grand tree! Quite unusually,...
Creating Memories with Christmas Traditions

Creating Memories with Christmas Traditions

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. My feet take me across the new layer of snow blanketing the path from the house to the birdfeeders. It’s my first path making of the season. The night before freezing rain had added to a fresh layer of snowfall, causing the icy layer from which...
There’s No Resisting the Holy Grail of a Jewish Feast

There’s No Resisting the Holy Grail of a Jewish Feast

This week, my Texan twitter friends spun a thread in a chat proclaiming brisket as a “Texas” thing. Texas can take credit for many things, but honest to goodness, brisket cannot be one of them. Let me tell you; I stood my ground as any true brisket lover should. I...