North Park San Diego Carols, Christmas and Pizzelles

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Lucy’s Pizzelles in my North Park Craftsman kitchen

 North Park San Diego Carols, Christmas and Pizzelles

December 21st, in the northern hemisphere, the longest night of the year, the winter solstice.  In the spirit of Christmas  random neighbors in North Park gather to celebrate with Christmas carols.  Extremely out of tune the ragtag group of neighbors marched down Thorn st, past the brewery, singing away.

A young couple emerged from their craftsman house. The perfect young North Park couple, she is holding a orange tabby in her arms while her husband/partner stands with a medium sized dog.  Everyone is enthusiastic….so North Park.

Something about Craftsman houses and lights it just makes the season better.  Christmas is starting to seem real.  It has been a slow year too much time learning code to work on the website,  not enough fun events.  Chatting with a new friend/North Park condo neighbor. We decide to carry on the night with pizzelle, an Italian holiday tradition.  We baked until midnight: check out the results. Here is the recipe

Lucy’s Pizzelle

  • Beat 6 eggs
  • add 1 cup oil
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • Then, mix together 2 & 1/2 cups flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt and 2 t. anise seeds
  • Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix well with an electric beater.  Drop by a little less than a teaspoon on hot iron (and pray they don’t stick!).  The first ones always stick, but it gets easier as you go.  Recipe makes about 7 dozen.

Merry Christmas to everyone

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