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Christmas Alphabet: Q is for Quiet

December 14, 2011

Q is for Quiet, something not seen in abundance during this season. But come Christmas Eve, “when we’re all settled down for a long winter’s nap,” calm settles over the house & there is quiet.

Quiet

Remember to cultivate silence in your holiday season, with quiet reflection upon the Reason for the Season.

Enjoy “Silent Night.”

Cranberries

Cranberry Quick Bread

Serve it for breakfast, toasted with butter on top.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh Cranberries
  • 1 cup English Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted over low heat
  • Juice of 1 Orange
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Hot Water
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Dredge cranberries & nuts in 1 Tablespoon flour; Set aside.
  3. In measuring cup combine eggs, oil, juice & enough water to make 1 cup of liquid.
  4. Stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  5. Add liquid mixture, stirring to mix well.
  6. Fold in cranberries & nuts.
  7. Bake in a well-greased loaf pan for 1 hour.
  8. Remove from pan & cool on rack.
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