Monthly Archives: December 2017

December 21, 2017: Merry Solstice to All – The Eckbank Table of Solstice Baking

Over the years one of our Solstice traditions my wife has always kept to  is the Solstice baking schedule to bake cookies, cakes, making peanut brittle, pecan fudge, sugar cookies, Fudge Delice (my favorite and made with dark chocolate), pizzella, shortbread, ginger … Continue reading

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December 20, 2017: Solstice Challenge – Solstice Eve Flyby

My wife’s favorite ornament for the Solstice Eve celebration…

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December 19th, 2017: Homemade Solstice Decorations

Over the years my wife has handmade a number of our decorations and this year she made a number of craft faux porcelain decorations to put on our trees.  Once dried in the oven, they can be hand painted and … Continue reading

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December 18, 2017: Solstice Challenge – The Gingerbread Mountain Of Gold Hoard

My wife had an inspiration a short while ago when contemplating which Gingerbread house to make for the grandkids.  As we were talking she thought of making a Gingerbread “Mountain” with gold coins inside that would tumble out when the … Continue reading

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December 17, 2017: Solstice Challenge – Espresso, Anyone?

Yes, we live in the Pacific Northwest…espresso is everywhere, even on our tree!

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December 16, 2017: Solstice Challenge – The Three Bears

Bears seem to be the theme and rightly so as I have a fascination with bears in general. These three bears came from Leavenworth some years ago and are always on our tree.

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December 15, 2017: Solstice Challenge – The Bear Ice Sculpture

Today’s image is one from Berlin in the mid-1970s – a little brown bear chiseling an ice Bear sculpture.  Another favorite as you can imagine.  I love the look on the brown bear’s face and the fine details in the … Continue reading

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