North Country Christmas

Its no secret that I love my city, and urban living in general. I revel in the opportunity to participate in that same “hustle bustle” some folks can’t stop complaining about and move to get away from. However, during the holidays season, I must admit that even I get rural fever. So when my mum and her backwoods ranger offered up their home for our family Christmas celebration this year, I jumped at the the opportunity to pull on my toque, don a full set of long johns & lace up my hiking boots for some time in the North.

I’ll try to keep the exposition brief and instead allow you to take a voyeuristic glimpse into our woodsy winter holiday…

My sister and her beau.
My mum and hers.

Post-hike sustenance.

They still had pumpkin spice tea…Christmas miracle!

Christmas Day Breakfast.

Hot bowls of oats filled with banana, cinnamon & nutmeg. Toppings included homemade praline syrup & (dairy free) whipped cream!

While I’m glad to be back in weather that is only moderately chilly, with a jam packed social calendar and a debaucherous downtown New Years on the horizon…it was a truly special Christmas this year. I’m so grateful for the time I got to spend in the ridiculously beautiful outdoors with my even more ridiculously beautiful family. 🙂

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  • Reply raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen December 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    utterly lovely. <3 i feel the same way about loving-city-living-except-sometimes-when-it's-christmas. happy holidays!

  • Reply Christine Kerr January 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    You sure have a way with words. I feel up to date with your holidays, travels and great food ideas. It’s been a pleasure, as always!

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