Mrs. T's Christmas Kitchen began publishing in 2007, so here is a post from that very first April, concerning kitchen gifts remembered.
As I look back over the archived posts, I see that April seems to be a pretty lean month for me as far as posting. No April posts in 2008, 2009, or 2010. In 2011, I had just two. One was a Rudolph Day post and the other a quote. Rather than send you to the archives for the quote, I will just share it here:
"No matter what the calendar tells us, somehow in a crafter's heart and hands it is ever 'a little bit of Christmas'."
~ Crafts'n' Things magazine, April 1993
Inspiring, don't you think? And so true. I made the above bow at another season entirely, in response to a "junk bow" challenge on a crafting forum, to use up bits and pieces of craft material leftovers.
For April 2012 I had only one post, another quote. This one is from Cook & Tell, December 1982:
"Food, love, and remembrance are stars in the Christmas constellation. In order of magnitude, love is star number one. Without it, remembrance is only ritual, and food is mere sustenance." -- Karyl Bannister
An important thought. I have lost contact with Karyl, and wish I knew what has become of her. She had a great deal of insight and wisdom as well as wonderful recipes and delightful wit. I chose the photo below to illustrate that post because it pretty much says it all: a dear little cookbooklet with the title Best Loved Foods of Christmas. I recall my mother bringing this out every year!
Almond Chocolate Biscotti.
|photo from Taste of Home|
My only other April post was Best Wishes -- another vintage card,
And thus ends my April archives post. Methinks I need to do better about posting in April from here on out! I do have many, many ideas for posts. Just not enough time!