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24 December 2006

peace on earth

poinsettia

The Chef and I are preparing to leave our home for the Christmas festivities. On the table, ready to be packed: smoked paprika; truffle oil; Maldon sea salt; golden balsamic vinegar. There are ginger cookies, rolled sugar cookies, chocolate blocks, the Chef's mom's Christmas cookies, fudge, and sugared pecans. Waiting to be cooked, an enormous pork loin for tonight, a prime rib so large that I could use it as a battering ram. The Kitchen-Aid is going too, since I'm making rosemary bread for dinner. And of course, there are presents and gift tags and the camera.

We are kercited. It is our first Christmas together.

With the holiday, and the impending deadline of my book, we may not be here for awhile. So we would both — the Chef and the Writer — like to take this chance to say,

peace to you all.

Remember, as John says, war is over, if we want it.

Thank you for your presence in our lives. Happy Christmas, everyone.

Danny and Shauna Christmas 2006

14 Comments:

At 11:08 AM, Blogger laura said...

Merry Christmas! Have a safe and joyful holiday. See you in the New Year!

 
At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Shauna! Good luck with the rest of the book.
-Lilly

 
At 12:53 PM, Anonymous kimberly said...

Dear Shauna and Dan,

You two look so beautiful together. Wishing you a very happy first Christmas together!

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Have a blessed Christmas!

 
At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays to you, Shauna. Your blog is a tremendous resource to the GF world! BTW, I am going to check your links, but in case it is not there, do you know of any sugar-free GF chocolate that can be used for baking??? I have one link from YC Chocolate http://www.ycchocolate.com/
but it is $12.50 a lb. for baking chocolate.

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger s'kat said...

Peace, love and popsicles, babes! I know you will have an incredible first Christmas together.

Happy new year!

 
At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy holidays Shauna and Dan! Here's to a great first Christmas and many, many more to come...

 
At 5:24 AM, Blogger Linda @ Brazilian Food Love said...

Merry christmas and happy new year!
With everything you're bringing I'm sure it'll be a nice christmas. :)

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger liannallama said...

oh, Merry Christmas to both of you! Thanks so much for sharing your lives with us through your blog--I enjoy your stories and recipes so much. Good luck finishing your MS.

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Trig said...

As I said after my mum made dad a flour-free Christmas cake full of soft fruits and nuts - "all I am saying is give me a piece".

Have a great Christmas and keep up the good work next year.

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger Beccy said...

Enjoy your holiday, Merry Christmas

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Jessie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thank you for sharing Shauna, I was getting bored with my GF diet of 6 years.

Best regards.

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Bengali Chick said...

Happy Holidays Shauna & Chef! You guys look smashing together.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger kimmie said...

Thank you for the blog. I found out that I have CD a year ago. I still struggle at times, so it's good to know their is food!!
~Kimmie

 

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