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Playing For You From Our Scented Cottage
Let Christmas not become a thing
Merely of merchant's trafficking,
Of tinsel, bell and holly wreath
And surface pleasure, but beneath
The childish glamour, let us find
Nourishment for soul and mind.
Let us follow kinder ways
Through our teeming human maze,
And help the age of peace to come
From a Dreamer's martyrdom.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
One Pan Fudge Cake..No Eggs..No Milk!
This cake may quickly become your favorite! No fuss, no mess and very moist, and best of all, no eggs and no milk!
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 Cups Flour
3/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 Cups Water
1 1/2 tsp Vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In an ungreased 9 x 13 pan- yes ungreased, sift all dry ingredients. Add the liquids and stir just until blended. Bake for 25 minutes.
Frost with your favorite frosting. This cake is extremely moist so care must be taken that you don't tear up the top of the cake.
Deep within the winter forest among the snowdrift wide,You can find a magic place where all the fairies hide....
Yule Tide is here! With right good cheer, And joy in cottage and in hall; In frost's despite, We laugh and light, The fire of Christmas festival.
Sweet childish days, that were as long As twenty days are now. ~William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"
When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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Welcome! Please pour yourself a cup of tea and settle in and relax with me awhile. As you'll notice, I am captivated by ancient times, a soul misplaced in this modern day. I have a love for my ancestry and I believe people who grow up without a sense of how yesterday has affected today, are unlikely to have a strong sense of how today affects tomorrow.