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Living in a castle at Christmas time -- or any time for that matter -- is not an option for most of us, but bringing together some of the elements that recreate a taste of life (however imaginary) from some Bavarian Schloss or Prussian palace can be a lovely fit, especially during the holiday season.”
This Christmas installment of The Storybook Kitchen features some of the most legendary Germanic Christmas confections full of the goodness of nutmeats to deliciously complete gatherings holiday gatherings after twilight has fallen. Recipes include Swabian Biscuits, Leckermaul's Cake, Lebkuchen Hearts, Little Velvet Paws, Confectionberg Macaroons, and Marie's Bedtime "Breads."
Haufmann's description of ascending through the branches of a decorated Christmas tree in the Stahlbaum home stirs the imagination. What child would not want to be caught up in the fragrance of a fir tree and surrounded by sparkling lights and captivating treats, while being entertained by life-sized toys? A snowy walk through the woods, however, might be just the thing for rekindling a sense of delight and awe. Includes a recipe for Christmas-Woods Cookies.
Focusing first on the delightful origins of The History of the Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas, this Bookshelf presents numerous possibilities for exploring what has been done with Hoffmann's works by some of the world's most beloved artists.
Based upon lytfolc legends from the north woods, The Lay of Lunta is one of the earliest stories from Seymore Wainscott's own Legendary, known as The Isles of Rune. This early version of one of the bedtime stories Seymore told his children presents the origin and significance of snow as well as an explanation of the peculiar powers attributed to reindeer.
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By Al R. Young The The Nutcracker issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Into Your Castle (3 pages)Hearth - A Superb Little Man (4 pages)Kitchen - Twilight Had Fallen (6 pages)Garden - The Christmas Woods (4 pages)Workshops - A Graceful Little Stairway (2 pages)Bookshelf - The influence of Hoffmann's works, as well as adaptations of them, include some of the greatest artists in history... Read more »