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A Recipe: Naturally Sweetened Walnut Sandie Cookies

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Written by Foy of Foy Update – Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat. Christmas cookies are sugary, rich, refined delicious bites of holiday goodness.  When Diana, Miss Spain in Iowa, asked for cookie recipes that were natural and unrefined I paused wondering what I could possibly come up with. Turns out there are quite a few easy substitutions to naturally […]


A Serbian Holiday Tradition: Dried Fruit and Nut Balls

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Written by Lana of Bibberche It was not by accident that I virtually met Diana back in the spring of 2010 when I started my blog. Both of us are Europeans who make their home in the U.S. Our backgrounds are similar and we pretty much view the world with the same eyes. I am delighted […]

A Handmade Christmas: Miranda and Pocket’s Fiber Friends

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In celebrating Christmas intentionally, this year I’ve been making an effort to make and buy handmade gifts. Gifts made by hand are more meaningful and thoughtful. Even if you can’t make the gifts yourself, when you buy something handmade, you are supporting an artist and getting a one of a kind gift that can’t be replicated. […]