Yuletide Blessings 2019

Yuletide Blessings 2019

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Yuletide Blessing 2019 is an incantation of offerings to welcome the return of the sun and bring blessings for 2020 - boozy fruitcake studded with glace cherries, candied pineapple, citron, candied ginger, dates, and brown sugar; gilded citrus peel for luck; balsam pine for health and protection; cinnamon and clove for friendship; bayberry for wealth; tonka for love; golden amber and Omani frankincense to welcome the new year.

"Yet memory loves to turn her eye
And talk such pleasures oer again

Around the glowing hearth at night
The harmless laugh and winter tale
Goes round-while parting friends delight
To toast each other oer their ale
While in the dark the lovers steal
To kiss and toy behind the screen

The yule cake dotted thick wi plumbs
Is on each supper table found
And cats look up for falling crumbs
Which greedy childern litter round
And huswifes sage stuffd seasond chine
Long hung in chimney nook to drye
And boiling eldern berry wine
To drink the christmass eves good bye."

- John Clare (1851)