Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Home sweet home


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Originally uploaded by Anna's musings
Can you imagine the delightful aroma in my kitchen, with orange jam bubbling on the stove, and chocolate chip cookies in the oven? Ah, the smells of orange, cinnamon and chocolate. My favorite way to keep warm on a cold, rainy day!

Now I can upload photos from flickr, but I still haven't figured out how to post several photos at the same time. If problems with blogger aren't fixed, I suppose I will have to change my browser.

Dear ones, thank you for all your kind comments and emails in the last few days. I know I probably don't say it often enough, but they mean so much to me. Even though I don't always have the opportunity to reply to everyone personally, each one of your thoughtful messages was read and appreciated.

Wishing you a lovely day!

19 comments:

Liedeke said...

Mmm, Anna, that looks delicious. The warmth is creeping back into me already. Question: what kind of oranges do you use? I plan on using seville oranges, but the're only available in January in these parts...

Also, I'd like to mention that I really like your blog. Your dedication, thoroughness and cheer are very appealing.

Since I'd describe myself (if I had to) as a feminist, an atheist and a socialist, I've been rather reluctant to 'share my thoughts'. Trust the mention of food to lure me out...

Thank you for sharing!

~Liedeke

Anna S said...

I'm not even sure what kind of oranges I used ;) I think anything goes for this jam.

Kathleen said...

That jam looks delicious!

Adlyn said...

Anna do you plan on telling us how to make jam and those chocolate chip cookies or do you plan on keeping it a secret? ... do tell!

xoxoxo,
Adlyn

Anna S said...

Adlyn: I didn't follow a specific recipe with this jam. I simply took oranges:sugar:water in proportion of 1:1:2, and cooked until I felt it's thick enough.

For the cookies, check out the "in the novice's kitchen" category on my sidebar - you'll find the recipe there!

deb said...

That looks delicious!

Candy :) said...

Stopping by to say Hi :) I havent been blogging faithfully in a while because Im still getting over the cold and flu. I hope your doing well :)
Love Candy

Karen said...

I love cooking smells! I have to bake some pies tonight though which I'm terrible at...I always break the crust!

Mia said...

Cinnamon is one of my favorite scents too. Yesterday I made whole wheat bread (one of my favorite things to bake), and the whole house smelled so nice. Those smells just make you feel so warm and cozy, don't they? We do chocolate chip cookies every Christmas morning. My daughter always looks forward to that.
Keep up the good work on your wonderful blog!
Blessings,
Mia

Anonymous said...

And the same to you, Anna! Coming to your site is always very enjoyable for me. I am, by turns, inspired, soothed, amused, & yes, even angry...all because you place before us something interesting to ponder. You give us, your visitors, a small peek into your life, & are a gracious hostess, fostering good conversation all around. I thank you.

To all of you who are Americans, I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving!

Brenda

Apples of Gold said...

Looks delicious!

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Jordin said...

Mmm...orange jam. That sounds DELICIOUS! I love anything orange-y. My grandmother makes a version of ambrosia at Christmas using only oranges and sugar. SO good! :)

PhDCow said...

Anna,

I truly enjoy reading your blog, even when we don't agree. You're very intelligent, thoughtful, and considerate.

I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

Angela

deb said...

If you are curious, I posted a recipe for stuffing on my site. I hope to get more people away from that packaged stuffing. LOL

Haus Frau said...

orange jam ... Mmmmmmmm. :o)

tales_from_the_crib said...

mmm!
looks yummy!
mom spent today making a pumpkin pie and a triple chocolate bundt cake for thanksgiving tomorrow, and is thinking about starting gingerbread cookies the next day...
gotta love baking season :)

Word Warrior said...

Anna,

I bet your kitchen did smell lovely! Thank you for making homemaking sound so beautiful!

Coffee Catholic said...

Anna, is orange jam the same thing as orange marmalade? (I can't stand marmalade!!) I love oranges and wouldn't that be nice to have a jam made from them!

Anna S said...

Michelle, as a matter of fact I'm not sure about the difference between jam and marmalade... is jam more liquid? It's jam, then :)