Good Karma, Mince Pies and Marmalade

13 Dec

1    “If you want to change the world, first you have to change yourself. In fact, just change your heart and it will change the world. Start now, start this second to do good deeds. From the moment you create good deeds your good karma will stay with you.” Sri Sakthi Narayani Amma…

I read this today on a blog about India whose writer had found mybeautfulthings.  It made me think about this morning when we visited the Food Bank in Redruth. The beautiful people there are giving up their time to distribute the donated food to those in need. It is certainly not a beautiful thing that this is necessary.  It makes me very sad to know of so many in such dire straits and I despair of our Government cutting welfare and making life even harder for many whose life is already hard.

2   The first mince pies are made and the house is full of the smells of Christmas.

First mince pies of 2012

First mince pies of 2012

Marmalade dated 12-12-12

3   It is also full of orangey smells as I have made another batch of marmalade with oranges which were taking up space in the freezer, space I’m going to be needing for the other Christmas food which I am lucky enough to be able to  prepare. I’ve dated them with yesterday’s delightful date as that’s when I started the oranges simmering. Yesterday was also my much loved Sister-in-law’s birthday so we will be reminded of her every time we open a new jar. I like that!


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14 responses to “Good Karma, Mince Pies and Marmalade

  1. Kate

    December 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    sounds perfect.

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    December 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Mince meat tarts are sooooo Christmas!

  3. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    December 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    You are right about the foodbank. We help out at the foodbank in Taunton and on Tuesday we had 8 lots of people who came with their vouchers for food. It was great to be able to help them out but heartbreaking to listen to some of their stories.
    love your mincepies by the way

  4. Lakshmi Loves To Shop

    December 14, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Thank you so much for re-quoting Amma’s beautiful words…they certainly rubbed off with those divine mince pies 🙂

  5. ApplePieAndNapalm

    December 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Jam and hot biscuits and summer days, these are a few of my favorite things. Fantastic post today, love it!

  6. bobmielke

    December 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I love all things homemade. Many a Christmas was saved when my handmade wood projects were the only way I had Christmas gifts for everyone. I made medicine cabinets, sewing boxes for the ladies, toilet paper/magazine racks and even mailboxes. These were all one-of-a-kind specialized designs from me. For example the toilet paper dispenser was designed to look like a park bench with a crank handle to roll off the sheets. Last year I gave 35 glossy 8:x10″ photos of my animal shots. It’s all good and they always seem well received. Your baked goods look yummy by the way. 🙂

  7. Choc Chip Uru

    December 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Those mini mince pies look heavenly 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. mixedupmeme

    December 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Those mince pies will not last long. 🙂 You had best set aside one or two for yourself.

  9. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    December 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    the mince pies remind me of my Mom…she loved them…and I after hesitating to taste…I liked them also…Do you ever drizzle red hot candy syrup over them??? It’s good…mkg

  10. tartanpants

    December 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I am with you in your despair over how the poor are suffering these days. It seems that the cutting of welfare and benefits is happening everywhere now. So many people are suffering through no fault of their own. On a lighter note, I am also suffering because I want one of your mince pies – they look delish!!

  11. childtasticbooks

    December 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Oh, I love the mince pies! They’re brilliant! I haven’t seen angel ones before – it’s such a good idea. I bet they taste lovely.


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