Saturday, December 04, 2010
Oranges and Cloves
Love this time of the year, preparing for the holiday season. Creating things that fill the house with good smells and create traditions.
This is something I have done since I was a little girl, helping my mother and grandmother poke cloves into oranges and lemons, it was always well worth the work.
My mother would set a big old wooden bread bowl on the radiator in the hallway and fill it with these wondrous balls of spicy holiday scent.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...