Archive for December 13th, 2017


Saint Lucy, by Francesco del Ferrarese Cossa,1473/1474. Tempera on poplar panel, 77.2 x 56 cm (30 3/8 x 22 1/16 in.) Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art (Washington).

It’s only since I started working on this post that I realised I didn’t do a blogging project in December last year; it’s lovely not having to be hunting for a new flat in cold weather like I was doing this time last year. I first started December blogging projects in 2014, the theme being Light, followed by 2015’s theme of Christmas Literature. December 13 is the feast day of Saint Lucy, and she was a perfect fit for both themes – you can read the 2014 entry here, and the 2015 entry here. Happily, she is am equally perfect fit this year, as my reading today has produced recipes and rituals galore. (more…)

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