December 26, 2007

On the second day of Christmas

(also known as Boxing Day, also known as the day Farm School residents refuse to go to town or anywhere near emporia crowded with mad shoppers. Sledding, skiing, and eating Christmas cookies and leftover popovers for breakfast, however, are all encouraged.)

my true love gave to me,

two turtle doves.

The Turtle Dove: oil on canvas by Sophie Gengembre* Anderson (1823-1903).

*"Gengembre" is a variation of "gingembre", the French for ginger, so it seems appropriate to share Baking Bite's recipe for Vanilla and Ginger Scones, which will go well with the leftovers, whether it's roast beef, turkey, goose, or ham.

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