Tagged ‘holiday’

“as one small candle may light a thousand…”

November 28th, 2013 by KM Wall

Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; ….

William Bradford Of Plymouth Plantation. Morison edition, p. 236.

Pieter Claeszn - still life with lit candle

Pieter Claesz – still life with lit candle

Today is Thanksgiving and  Hanukkah – Thanksgivukkah, a day when two holidays meet on the table.

Menurkey - the menorah and the turkey

Menurkey – the menorah and the turkey

Shine brightly in however you observe the day.


Pancake Tuesday!

February 21st, 2012 by KM Wall

The best pancake.
To make the best pancake, take two or three eggs, and break them into a dish, and beat them well; then add a pretty quantity of fair running water, and beat all well together; then put in cloves, mace, cinnamon. and nutmeg, and season it with salt; which done, make it as thick as you think good with fine wheat flour; then fry the cakes as thin as may be with sweet butter, or sweet seam, and make them brown, and so serve them up with sugar strewed upon them. There be some which mix pancakes with new milk or cream, but that makes them tough, cloying, and not crisp, pleasant and savoury as running water.

- Gervase Markham, The English Housewife. (Best edition). p. 68-9.


A wheat flour pancake, ready to eat!


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