A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner has always been my favorite holiday meal to prepare. I enjoy trying new recipes and making changes to traditional favorites to add a new twist. Sharing the meal with friends and family is the best part; the more the merrier. So it was hard not to get sad and discouraged as it became…

Happy Holidays!

It has been a busy month of holiday related activities for theTravelersketcher (my husband) and me, and the fun continues with many more functions and parties in the days ahead. We’ll be in Oregon to visit family there, then back to Washington to celebrate with family and friends here. If you count your riches in…

The Thanksgiving Feast

Societies have been feasting pretty much since the beginning of time. It is a tradition that is held in every society, and unlike many traditions, is one that has not diminished over the centuries. Early societies feasted for practical reasons, a large animal was killed, and since the meat would not last very long, a…