The Fresh Loaf

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Wishing my TFL Friends Happy Holidays!

Paddyscake's picture

Wishing my TFL Friends Happy Holidays!

I've been absent these past few months..the loss of my Mother in October was the beginning of a whirlwind 3 months. We were in Florida, Hawaii and Connecticut within a 6 week period. Grief, vacation and Thanksgiving with family, in the same order. Very little bread baked, although my starters have recovered nicely. I did make a Cinnamon Chocolate Babka for a friend who would be starting RX for cancer of the base of the tongue (exactly the same as Michael Douglas). She enjoyed every bite and a week ago I made 2 loaves of Whole Wheat Sourdough with Bleu Cheese and Walnuts, just because I was craving to to do it. But with Christmas I was under the gun to get Holiday baking done, 9 loaves of Cranberry Walnut, Fruitcake, Maple Walnut Fudge, Gingerbread Popcorn, Apricot Orange Almond Bars, Chocolate Caramel Bars, Chocolate Truffle Peppermint Cookies, Snowballs. The only bread bake was Butterflake Rolls for dinner last night.

I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays and may the New Year bring you all the best. Hopefully I'll be back in the baking fold in a week. Can't wait to see what new creations/techniques you've all come up with!


SylviaH's picture

May the New Year ahead be bright and cheery!


pmccool's picture

So sorry to hear of your mother's death, Betty.  That leaves a big hole, I know.

Meanwhile, I hope that you have experienced much sweetness this Christmas to offset some of the bitterness.  


Floydm's picture

Merry Christmas, Betty, and to all TFLers.

SallyBR's picture

Merry Christmas to all TFLers who celebrate the date...


keep those fires burning in 2011, I look forward to another year of bread baking in this virtual spot....

rayel's picture

Hi Paddyscake, glad your back. I missed your smile, and presence. Sorry about the news regarding your Mother. Wishing you a Happier, and more fortunate New Year.  Ray


Paddyscake's picture

Thank you all, it's nice to be back