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Baker. Cook. Gardener. Animal Lover.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Good Bye 2010

the last day of 2010...what a year it has been. the loss of Buddy....and the gift of Teddy. looking forward to a peaceful new year... i have met so many wonderful new friends here this year..all because of this little space called a blog... i treasure each one of you and send you all warm New Year's greetings. Happy New Year, my friends. Sending love, Kary and Teddy

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, my friends. Sending love, Kary and Teddy

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sleep In Heavenly Peace Little Buddy

I miss you my sweet Buddy. Merry Christmas. Love, Mama

Monday, December 20, 2010

Santa Chimney Cake

I wish I could take credit for this darling cake...but I can't. I got it at our local market today. I just couldn't pass it up. It is Santa on the chimney. It got kinda smashed in the box on the way home so I added the baby marshmallows to cover the smushed icing. She said it was vanilla. I got some beautiful raspberries so we will have the cake tonight with some vanilla ice cream. Tonight is FONDUE NIGHT by the fire.We feel just like Christmas mice inside Farmhouse. All warm and cozy....eating cake and raspberries. And I got my wish. It is 80 degrees no more, my friends. It is POURING rain out here in California. And we love it. Our rowboat is docked by the back kitchen door...just in case. We're getting so close to Christmas..... Farmhouse is ready, are you?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm Melting and Dreaming of a White Christmas

See that. That's ME !!! I took that picture less than a minute ago. Here. In California. On Sunday, December 12th !!! And it felt good on my feet cause it's so HOT out here...You see...it is 80 degrees today. And NO. I am NOT HAPPY about it. Not one little bit. It's CHRISTMAS. Teddy and I are sitting here with all the doors and windows WIDE OPEN. I am looking at my Vermont Castings woodstove and oak wood piled by the door with tears in my eyes. I think I'll go and turn down my Andy Williams Christmas music...it just dosen't seem right.How sad is this?The Christmas tree even looks sad baking in the hot sun. I wait all year for Christmas. And now this. Did you notice in my profile info that I am "pretending" that I live in Vermont. What a stretch that is. Not even close. But I will not complain anymore, my friends. I will carry on and be grateful for all that I do have. I am going to the market to get the dried fruit to make my Panettone....I make it every year...80 degrees or not. All I can do is hope that it breaks soon. I know I have zero chance of snow...but rain would be nice. Stay cozy....wherever you are.

Sending december love,

Kary and Teddy

Friday, December 3, 2010

Teddy Picks A Winner !!!

Teddy put his paw in the hat and he picked : The Wild Magnolia as the winner in our Christmas Teacup Giveaway. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The little teacup will be on it's way. Thank you for all your comments and kind words. You're all THE BEST !!!! Sending love to you today my sweet friends,
Kary and Teddy