happy boxing day

There is a “wintery mix” coming down outside and after shoveling the walks and bringing in wood for the stove we do not plan to venture out again today.

I turned the rubber plant into an ersatz tree and so far it is surviving the excited onslaught of the wee ones.

We have a fridge full of leftovers. For our vegetarian feast on Christmas Eve I made Nutmeat Paté in Brioche from the 1972 classic The Vegetarian Epicure.

(A cookbook worth checking out if only for entertainment value since many recipes list MSG as an ingredient and there are notations on what to serve after “sharing a pipe”.)

M, despite his Texas roots, was entirely satisfied. Although who can complain about any meal that ends with pie?

Today I picked some lettuce from one of the raised beds!

I couldn’t believe it when I saw the perky leaves, I had given up on them and yanked off their row cover last week.

Spring is feeling very far off so it was a treat to carry the handful of green indoors.

4 Responses to “happy boxing day”

  1. Liza Says:

    I love the cat pictures! And it all seems so peaceful there. Happy holidays!

  2. Katy Says:

    You make such attractive food, you epicure, you!
    I’m impressed the rubber tree has not been gnawed to death.

  3. Ellen Says:

    It all looks delicious!! I miss you and your beautiful landscape.
    (I would love to see a picture of the mountain you face here someday.)
    Lots of love to M, the creatures your share home with and most of all to you. xoxo

  4. Barb Says:

    Pie? …and no photo?? Pie is way at the top of my list! 🙂

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