Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Grand Day to Start Something New

New Year’s? Well yes, although the dark half of the year had already begun at Samhain. But that is, I have come to believe, not the same as New Year’s, or at least not quite. The end of summer, as … Continue reading

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No Winter Holidays Without Vanilla Crescents

Ever since I was a kid, Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescents) have been somewhat an obsession of mine. It all began when I was just old enough to go with my father and grandfather on the traditional stag hunt on December 27. … Continue reading

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I Wish You A Merry…What?

More often than I could possibly care for, seasonal memes or simple status updates on my social network feeds tell me how much of a pain it is to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” I am probably preaching … Continue reading

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