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millions of people over T

centuries to gather during weeks of festivities,


right up to Twelſth Night, January 6th. Hundreds of stalls, oſten mulled wine, always hot sausages,


bread, hearts, stars, thousands of giſt choices, and most oſten,


the snowy win- ter weather, ice rinks as well, smack in the main square of each icy city! Many of the European—

and one Canadian--holiday markets continue to attract global

travelers. Te eight

top travel destinations to bask in positively upliſt-

i n g ,

cheerful, holiday warmth, are Stras- bourg, France; Vi- enna, Austria; Mon- treal, Canada; Te Wenceslas Square Prague, Czech Re- public; the grand Pi- azza Santa Croce, Flo- rence, Italy; Krakow, Poland; Birmingham, UK; and the Ti- voli Gardens, Denmark. And now, although an ice

rink is not on the list, Santa Rosa will have its First Holiday Market at the Salvation Army Senior Activities Center in col- laboration with Paul Doyle’s Upbeat Times at 115 Pierce Street, on Saturday, Nov. 10th, from 10 am to 7pm.

All are

invited to join in the festivities. A percentage of sales will go


November 10th First Holiday Market News!

by Ellie Schmidt of Santa Rosa, CA. ~

he oldest, grandest, lon- gest European Holiday Markets have engaged the

to the on-going, year round, Fire Recovery Fund to aid families who suffered loss from the fires and are still in need. Donations are most welcome. An exam- ple: Toys for Tots are gathered all year at the Center. Since the center is a non -denominational, non-profit organi- zation all donations are tax deductible. Generations ago, sweet treats (what are calories but heat units anyhow…

hmmm) were the grand finish to all holiday meals. Noshing on all those goodies went on all night along with music- making, dancing and singing. From my grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s recipe books, I can almost inhale the huge amount of calories in each delicious bite of these Aus-

t ro-Hungar i an heritage goodies. If you have

small muffin pans—and wish to fill 30, 1 ¾ inch cups, then KOSAR-

KAK (Hungarian for Little Baskets) is for you:1 3-oz

package cream cheese; ¼ cup unsalted butter; 1 cup siſted all-purpose flour and Choco- late Nut filling. 1. Using electric mixer, at me- dium speed, beat the cream cheese with the butter until the whole is creamy. Next, add flour. Continue slow beating until all is well-blended. –Start heating oven to 400 degrees. 2. On lightly floured board,

empty the mixture from bowl. Gently roll out dough to use to line each muffin tin cup evenly on bottom and sides by press- ing in. Next, fill each “basket” with Chocolate Nut mixture. Place in oven. 3. Bake until golden. Takes about 20 minutes. Chocolate Nut Filling:


mixer to beat 2 egg whites un- til foamy. Optional: can add a tablespoon of cognac. Gradu- ally beat in 1/3 cup sugar until all is stiff. Fold in about ¼ cup of chopped pecans and semi- sweet chocolate pieces. In my grandmother’s time, in Austro-Hungary, they were


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