Category Archives: Stitches Thru Time Writers

Holiday Almond Roca

One of our family’s Christmas traditions was going to the Brown & Haley candy factory in Tacoma, Washington, where we bought white boxes of candy filled with Almond Roca and an assortment of other chocolates, including three flavors of Mountain Bars. Their … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie?

If you know anyone from the United Kingdom, you are destined to discover a savory pie made with minced meat and vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes. This tasty meal is often accompanied by peas, a fresh green salad, and rolls. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

Oh, what joy it is to sing Christmas carols to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Do you have a favorite song? A favorite musical arrangement of a holiday carol? Perhaps you have a favorite memory … Continue reading

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What’s a Cornish Pasty?

Mission trips to Cornwall, England, led me to discover one of my favorite English foods, the Cornish pasty. From residents in St. Ives, I learned the turnovers were often made with two equal-sized fillings in one pasty: a savory meat … Continue reading

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Apple Syrup Aplenty

An autumn tradition of my childhood was visiting Prey’s Fruit Barn in Peshastin, Washington. The small town is well-known for its world-famous Aplets & Cotlets candy and abundant orchards.

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Making Applesauce, the Washington State Way

Apples! The fruit is synonymous with Washington State, schoolteachers, and American pie patriotism. According to the Washington State Apple Commission, did you know apples originated in Kazakhstan? Over 2,500 varieties are grown in the United States and they are Washington … Continue reading

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Savory Sausage Rolls

These mild English sausage rolls are a favorite in my family. The meat-filled pastries are served at afternoon tea, British meals, and as hors d’oeuvres. My husband enjoys eating them with pickled onions, dipped in English mustard and Worcestershire sauce, … Continue reading

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

  England is famous for its toffee! Imagine tasting a moist cake filled with dates and drenched in caramel sauce, served warm and topped with whipped cream. It is on many restaurant menus in the old country, especially in the Lake District … Continue reading

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Celebrate STITCHES THRU TIME WRITERS’ 2nd Birthday!

Hello there! I’m a member of STITCHES THRU TIME WRITERS and we’re celebrating our 2nd birthday during August! Each of us contributes a blog post monthly, sometimes more, and there’s usually something of interest for every reader. Sample the author interviews, book reviews, craft … Continue reading

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English Trifle

My first date with my husband was inner tubing in the snow at Mt. Rainier in Washington State on New Year’s Day. Each of us brought sandwiches, but my future English mother-in-law insisted he share the family’s holiday Trifle with … Continue reading

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