Sage Hill Farms and Vintage Store

On Earth, Goodwill To All Mankind~

The Joys of Christmas…Decorations, celebrations,…..and Cookies!

We all make cookies this time of year, why not make a few extra dozen and give them to a local food bank or whatever program is in your town/city to share with those who have less.

I, for one, do not mind admitting that I become a child during this season. The lights, the magical under-current that trickles through every little movement-the Celebrations, church programs, town parades, the music and ringing of bells from Church bells to the Salvation Army bells, they each spark a treasured moment, a wish, a knowing….Be Joyful and spread it around Marcia Bryan said “ It is particularly Southern to go wild at Christmas.” ~This I can do~

Friends and family make the holidays special, when planning a get together-from a sit down dinner to a simple coffee and treat time…keep it simple...make ahead foods that only need a quick reheat, good breads, lots of fruit and chocolate, a collection of drinks, and presto, you are now free to spend your time and attention on your guest and not in the kitchen.

A Holiday Party Favorite

A favorite stand-by in this house for party time is a Fillet of Beef…roasted with coarse Peppercorns, rosemary, thyme and garlic. Sliced thin and served with this best ever Horseradish Sauce.

1 cup sour cream
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup-peeled and grated fresh Horseradish
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp finely minced garlic
½ tsp sugar
Salt to taste (Sea Salt)

Mix all ingredients together and mix well…chill and serve.

Can be made a day ahead.

TIP….keep a small pot on the stove top…add lemon and orange peels, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and a bay leaf…bring to a boil, reduce to a slow simmer and your home will always greet you and your guest with a delicious aroma.

The gardens at Sage Hill are all tucked in and totally into the long winter sleep. Rosemary, sage, and thyme are still thriving-and that is how it should be.

If you are local or in my town for other reasons…please come by for a visit.

The Sage Hill Farms Family~

Bea, Mike….Tigger, Squad Car, and Hobo

Sage Hill Herb Farm
32 Old Petersburg Pike
Petersburg, Tennessee-37144
(just off 431 behind the Community Center in Howell)