Monday, December 27, 2010

More About Green

Sorry for the long delay. . .it has been a hectic month. I loved all the recipes, and we are gradually trying each of them. Although we did have our open house it was without homemade cookies except for my springerle that I had made early Dec. We had a flooded kitchen. . . .if you do not know how to turn off your water at the main turnoff at the street I recommend it!! I did not, and the turnoff valve for the hot water under my kitchen sink was corroded till it would not move and after 10 minutes of steaming water you can imagine what my kitchen looked like. A ruined hard wood floor, etc. Luckily my neighbor was home and knew how to turn off the water. It turned my December upside down in one afternoon. Anyway, now for some good news. Carol you won the cookie contest blog give-a-way! Please email me your address so I can send you $50 in greens (silk 'n colors!!). Carol submitted a Chocolate Candy Cane Cookie Recipe and she was the chosen comment #.
I forgot that I started spotlighting green earlier in the year. I guess I'm just now finishing 'green' up! Now for some information on green:
The symbolic meaning is renewal of life and nature.
Green has a Biblical meaning and is the Christian color for the season of Ephiphany.
There are many cheap dyes and plants that produce a variety of green colors.
Green is closely associated with the medieva legend of Robin Hood.
Green is said to be the most restful color for the human eye. Some say that green can soothe pain and has great healing power.
I hope you had a lovely and restful Christmas.
Dyeing - threads that is - until later. . .


  1. Oh Deb!!! Oh no! I'm so sorry about your kitchen! I hope you can get it fixed without too much trouble (the valve and the floor). What a thing to happen close to Christmas! I hope you had a good Christmas in spite of it. May you have a wonderful, healthy New Year too.

  2. Oh no! and Hooray!

    I'm sorry to hear about your kitchen! Thank goodness for your neighbor. I think when I go home tonight, I'll figure out where the water main shut off valve's probably a good thing to know.

    I hope the open house was fun and friendly, even without new cookie recipes.

    I'm excited to have won the threads! Thank you for the giveaway! And I hope you enjoy my cookie recipe. In all honesty, I think the chocolate parts are good just as cookies on their own. If you want to cut the calorie content, you could frost each one with the buttercream frosting and sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top. Of course when I made them, I made the full-fat version! YUMMY!

    I'll contact you privately with my mailing address. Thanks!


  3. Thanks for your comments ladies! We had a nice holiday in spite of the water damage. I had to host the open house with a buckled floor - but I figured if they aren't my friends and don't understand - why should I fret about it?!

  4. Happy New Year!

    Just wanted to let you know that the threads arrived today. They are lovely. I keep reaching into the envelope to fondle them.

    And thank you for the extra goodie! I had seen the 2008 edition of the book, and thought it looked interesting. This one looks just as good!

    Thanks again for your generosity!