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December 23, 2020

where did the time go?

days 21, 22 and 23

a sweet little tin of magnetic bookmarks

“if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”  – Cicero

5 different spice packages for each of three recipe cards

 they smell heavenly!

day 23, another bottle of local beer – “Dunkel” special edition from Whistler Brewing Co.

and James dropped off another stollen

think I’ll have beer and stollen for Christmas breakfast – why not start a new tradition!

the curry can wait for another day

 my neighbor left a bag of lichen (for dyeing) and a bag of Chaga tea

if you are like me and never heard of it check out their website, the pictures of the Northern wilderness are beautiful

it also grows on Vancouver Island- my hairdresser’s father harvests it on the north island

is it a fungus or a mushroom?

some is simmering on the stove now

she said she thought of me because I love mushrooms – and lichen

love the slogan ” Be Wild, Buy Wild”

P.S. I intended to add this link

the package is beautifully presented, the recipes well researched and look delicious

 according to daughter-in-law they are a local family – would make a marvelous gift


6 Comments leave one →
  1. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    December 24, 2020 2:42 am

    Lovely gifts again! I love the idea of starting new traditions.


    • December 24, 2020 10:41 am

      Sue – all the best in this crazy festive season and here’s to a happy, healthier new year. I think many of us will see what is truly important to celebrate at this time of year- and maybe start some new traditions.

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  2. lagriccia permalink
    December 23, 2020 10:16 pm

    Dear Jean, it is always very entertaining to read your blog, but this year you have outdone yourself, coming up with more interesting information, curiosities and humour.
    You have cheered me up non stop, I look for a new post every morning.
    Thank you Jean, may the holidays bring you peace and hope.


    • December 23, 2020 10:32 pm

      Blandina – I was thinking about you this evening. Are you going to be on your own for Christmas, I hope you are well and have lots of nice things to do. I’m happy the blog has kept you entertained, mostly thanks to daughter-in-law and granddaughter and the Advent calendar. I have found it wonderfully cheerful too. Yes, peace and hope is what the world needs. Blessings to you and your family. Stay safe and healthy. May the new year see us all in a better situation. Hugs, Jean


  3. Kathy permalink
    December 23, 2020 3:53 pm

    Hello. Carrie and I picked up the spice set at the Esquimalt Market on the recommendation of a friend. It is a local family that produces them. Apparently the family makes amazing sauces as well. Enjoy the stollen! James has mastered the recipe!
    Love, Kathy


    • December 23, 2020 5:59 pm

      Kathy – always nice to know that it is local, I’m very impressed with the packaging and will try a receipe as soon as I do a bit of shopping. Yes, James’s stollen is excellent.


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