The Gift of Pie: Turk-a-leekie pie.
The last of the Thanksgiving feast used in a Turkey pot pie with leeks, mushrooms, carrots, rose fingerling potatoes, peas, onions, & celery. Yes that is a turkey atop the pie rendered in the thyme-infused crust.
Looking for some new (OK so it came out last year) traditional Christmas music? I may not understand Estonian but I do understand beautiful music. If you love Christmas music and the human voice check out this album-especially tracks 11 (Bells Rang Early in Jerusalem) and 16 (Christ is Born: Bells Ode 1). You don’t have to be religious to appreciate the beauty of human creation. For example, track 16 starts with the tolling of bells (Why aren’t there more bells in this country?) and ends with a crescendo of voices singing out in joy.
The night draws in ever earlier now
And tonight I lie awake too tired to sleep
The rain falls in steady sheets
Making gurgling sounds in the gutters above
As I lie beneath flannels thankful I’m inside
Listening to November rain
In celebration of National Tree Week, here’s a picture of the Major Oak in Sherwood- one of Britain’s most famous trees. This oak is around 1,000 years-old, and, according to legend, Robin Hood and his band of merry men used to shelter beneath its boughs.
The legendary repose of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.