"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Emily Dickinson
I haven't remembered to post pictures of the bread I'm baking, and the kitchen is in overdrive right now for the holidays. This bread is flavored with nutmeg and allspice, and it's studded with raisins and citron. I especially like the English tradition cited by the recipe source, Bernard Clayton: if you leave a slice of this loaf on the table after your Christmas Eve dinner, your house won't go without bread in the coming year.