It’s that time of year again! One of my favourite stories coming out of Nova Scotia at this time of year is the Christmas tree for Boston and it’s on the move again.
The tree is a thank you to the people of Boston for the aid that was sent at the time of the Halifax explosion. I wrote a post about it here. You can read about the 2016 tree here, the NS government has a page dedicated to it here.
This year the tree is a 47 foot white spruce from Cape Breton that was cut November 15th. The tree left Halifax via truck the 17th and will arrive in Boston today, the 18th. I’d love to be at the lighting ceremony on December 1st. Bucket list item.
November is the month to curl up inside and get cozy again. Something hot to sip, something great to read and a warm, enveloping nest. Throw in a crackling fire and you have perfection.
Not all comfortable and cozy chairs for lounging have to be traditional here are some contemporary samples of nest chairs. Can’t you just imagine how wonderful these would feel?
Anthropologie.com Aukland Quinten Chair
Anthropologie.com Wool Hartwell Chair
Architonic.com Chummy Frizzy Chair
Design-milk.com – RISD Student Chair
Eq3.com Arie Chair with Zipper
Gervasoni1882.it Nuvola 09 Armchair
Gizmodo.com Wing Lounge Chair
Mgbwhome.com Furry Enzo Chair
There are certain times in your life that you just need comfort and the warmth of home. Time to head back to Mom’s cookbook for some homey baking to soothe the Trump traumatized soul. I’ve written about the wonderful cookbook Mom made for us previously here.
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 325. Beat butter until creamy. Sift dry ingredients four times. Add to butter a little at a time. Work in with a spoon as long as possible. Turn out and knead until it cracks. Bake for 15 minutes. Make sure they don’t brown or overcook.