Auld Lang Syne


The amaryllis I planted at Thanksgiving bloomed just in time for Christmas.

My daughter’s family came for Christmas all dressed up!

They looked so cute!

Christmas Eve was unseasonably warm and most of the snow had melted.

I got out for a long walk about town.

Every once in a while I get a hankerin’ for cookin’ and Sunday was one of those days.

I made: a citrus salad with grapefruit, oranges, the juice of a lime, honey, and fresh mint.

Sun dried tomato, olive, bell pepper and lentil salad

Lemon and cardamom soda bread

Orange, walnut and raisin cake

Garlic and rosemary pork roast with maple glazed parsnips and baby spinach

My house smelled so good when I came in after a walk.

After all the fuss of the holidays it’s nice to have a simple vase of pink carnations at the kitchen table. 

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  1. Lovely post. You must have been busy when you did all that cooking and still found time for a walk! Happy New Year.

  2. What a wonderful collection of lovely images. I wanted to wish you a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!

    I so appreciated your lovely comment about Tasha Tudor and was thankful to learn more about her.

  3. Happy New Year! Love the casual picture of your daughter's family! So glad they could join you for Christmas! That meal sounds delicious.

  4. I love those simple pink carnations! And the amaryllis.
    What a cute photo of your daughter's family. I'm glad you shared Christmas with them!

  5. Your candlelit dining room is so lovely and inviting. And your cooking is so healthy, plus delicious and fancy sounding. The amaryliss is doing so well.

  6. That citrus salad sounds amazing!

    Cute pic of the family on Xmas. Glad everyone is healthy!

    Yay for a warm Xmas eve.l.lhere too thank God! I walked just about every day on this teaching vacation and loved every minute!

    Happy New Year!! ( am curious..... did Boston cancel First Night? We were there 7 yrs ago and loved it!!! a i have a pic of me and my husband and also one of my two daughters inmthe ice sleigh at Faneuil Hall.

  7. I love how your family dressed for the holidays! I agree, after the busyness of Christmas, it's nice to rejoice in simple pleasures. I love pink carnations. That meal sounds amazing.


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