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Holiday Recipes and Lately

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It’s arrived. Hexagonal lattices of hydrogen and oxygen polar covalent bond-ing it up.

I knew I took chemistry for something.

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Bonnie and Maddie demonstrate snow pollination:

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I mentioned starting as the new registered dietitian at the awesome one-stop-shop for healthy living, Mettler Center. I kicked off my tenure by setting up a tasting table packed with healthy recipes and nutrition information. Robin and I chatted up members and guests after reeling them in with samples of popped amaranth granola and orange cardamom tea cakes.

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In retrospect, it would have been more interesting to get an action shot of us handing out samples. Hindsight 20/20 and all that. Here. This is the best I’ve got.

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(Reminds me of being an intern and pasting my head onto an empty chair.)

Some of you have been interested in my knitting, so I’ll show you a little of what I’m working on.

The lace edge of my first knitted skirt,

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a sweet little thing,

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and the first project for my life list donation pile (a cozy scarf).

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Plus a bunch of gifts I can’t show you yet because, well, obviously.

Finally, a few vintage THIH recipes to round up the holiday season:

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Festive Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach, and Cheese

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Winter Meyer Lemonade

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Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Orange Reduction

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Basil Feta

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Sweetpotato Apple Bake with Cinnamon Sweetpotato “Ice Cream”

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Light-as-a-Feather Gingerbread Cake

Finally finally, there is a wealth of slow cooker recipes from Cooking Light I want to try. Time to get cooking!

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14 Comments

  1. i have just gotten into knitting and starting a scarf. You might be receiving a panicky email soon because I will definitely mess it up and will have no clue on what to do, be ready.

    1. Send away! (Although I’m sure you have more skillz than you realize 🙂 )

    2. Dear Jessie,
      love the doggie pictures and totally love the knitting pictures. Good scarf in Brioche – that was also a pastry{?) or Shaker Rib. Can’t quite tell from the picture.
      Love your blog. Brigitte

      1. Hi Brigitte! I’m not actually sure what the stitch is called, although I know it’s not brioche or shaker rib. I think it’s a p1, k3 pattern? I’ll have to look it up, since I finished that project a while ago! 🙂

  2. I love seeing pictures of knitting projects. I started crocheting a blanket for Little Man before he was born. Needless to say, I’m about four squares in and he’s now 2. Maybe I’ll take it up again for Little Lady’s arrival 🙂 Happy Christmas, friend!

    1. Little Lady, yay! 😀 😀

  3. Love these “vintage” recipes! A great blast from the past. Happy holidays chica!!

  4. I love your knitting projects! I haven’t knitted anything in years, but I want to take it up again some day…

    Happy Holidays, Jessie!

  5. Haha, hilarious first sentence… your tasting table looked fantastic, I wish I am there to sample your tasty granola! I love to see more of your knitting projects, I’ve never knit before, I wish I can! The lace edge of your knitted skirt looks amazing…and that is some cozy scarf! Hope you had a wonderful holidays! Wishing you and your hubby a Happy New Year, Jessie!

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