MAKE BREAKFAST IN BED FOR YOUR VALENTINE || HERBAL INFUSED MAPLE SYRUP || GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES

Breakfast is not generally the main point of focus on Valentine’s Day. BUT … I’m here to tell you that I think it should be. It is, after all, the most sensual meal of the day, particularly where couples are concerned ❤

Now please don’t misinterpret my use of the word sensual here. I am not referring to the sensations of physical pleasure. Or anything related to it really. But rather I speak of ‘relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite’. Sensual, as defined by those who have a deep grasp of the subtle innuendos of the English language. And … well … those who occasionally pick up a Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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HANDMADE FARMER’S CHEESE RECIPE || IMBOLC TRADITION

February is fast approaching. And the 1st day of the month will mark the celebration of Imbolc. This is the halfway point between the first day of winter (winter solstice) and the first day of spring (spring equinox).

Our ancestors celebrated this mid-season marker in many ways. One of the prominent elements in those celebrations was dairy foods, particularly sheep’s milk.

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PORK RIBS WITH PEAR RAISIN CHUTNEY || CALL IN GOOD FORTUNE WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S DAY MEAL

Some believe that the first meal of the new year influences what they see manifest in their life over the year to come. Both of my grandmother’s were among these people. In my mother’s house it is still a practice. And while I have not been as faithful to the tradition as the matriarchs in my family, I do observe it more often than not.

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HANDMADE HERBAL INFUSED CULINARY SALTS || THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT

Whether you want to treat yourself, someone you love, the host/hostess of a party you are attending, workmates, or someone in the service industry whom you have grown to appreciate, herbal infused salts are a fantastic way do it!

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HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE RECIPE

Cranberry sauce is a classic addition to the Thanksgiving Feast table. It’s also my second favorite holiday dish. Stuffing rates first. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about for this woman! But plopping a big old helping of cranberry sauce, right next to the stuffing on my plate, is one of the things that makes my feast day feel complete.

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