Happy Holidays and a recipe
Christmas is here. Wasn't it just June? It really seems that way. Thanks to all of you who have helped our business grow and have supported us with good advice, suggestions, and buying our products. We take very seriously our commitment to you to provide pure, raw, unfiltered Oregon honey and products from the hive. Thank you again for all your support.
Recently, while at Redfish Restaurant in Port Orford, we were offered an oatmeal cookie that proved to be "not your Grandmother's oatmeal cookie", and Lena Hawthorne, the cookie's creator, has graciously allowed us to share this very grown-up cookie recipe. It's very simple:
Make your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe from the back of any oatmeal box and add:
1 tsp powdered cumin
1 tsp powdered ginger (although we agreed that finely chopped crystallized ginger would be delocious)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp EITHER cloves or allspice
a pinch of Cayenne
The result is a wonderful balance of spices that hint at a Moroccan souk, or some exotic spice mix that you can't identify. No one spice overcomes the others. It is aromatic and zesty, and would go wonderfully with holiday drinks; hot buttered rum would be a natural. Thank you, Lena!
We close with a message that was in a card we recieved many years ago that we have always come back to at this most important season. It is something that our family reminds itself of throughout the year.
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the Kings and Princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins.
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
to make music in the heart.
A Happy Holiday season to you all, and may you find joy and peace this Christmas. Lee