A Time of Wonder, A Season of Joy

By Selma Willms Turner and Illustration by Neil Klassen

Judson lake House Publishers, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 2006, 223 pages, Hardcover.

The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to announce this impressive book, A Time of Wonder - A Season of Joy. This book features many great ideas for celebrating the wonderful seasons of Advent, Christmas, New Year's and Epiphany. There are outstanding color photographs throughout the book.

In this book, you will find: Special dinner menus and recipes for your holiday table; Gifts to make and give; Stories to read and share; Decorating ideas for your home and Christmas tree; Plus a DVD that will show you how to create a special Christmas dinner; and a special CD of traditional music for the Christmas Season.

Recipes include: Caramel Creams, Linzer Sandwich Cookies, Christmas Gingerbread Cutouts, Nurenberger Lebkuchen, Birdsnests, Crescent Cookies, Aunt Annie's Raisin  Oatmeal Cookies, Oma's Lebkuchen, Christmas Goose, Roast Duck, Candied Yams, Green Split Pea Soup, Best Brown Buns, Sausage Rolls, Meat Pockets, Orange  Apricot Fruitcake, Holiday Ring Cake, Festive Fruitcake, Festive Stollen, Blueberry Tart, Raspberry Cream Pie, Pumpkin Dessert, Baked Acorn Squash, Holiday Danish Kringle, Farmer Sausage in Tomato Sauce, Honey Whole Wheat Bread, Cinnamon Swirl Loaf, Chicken Curry, Rice with Almonds and Raisins, Glazed Pork Kabobs, Tomato Cucumber Salad, Epiphany Cake, and many other recipes.

About the Editors

Once again Selma Willms Turner drew on her extensive background in food research and preparation to create for you an array of dishes and treats that delights your family and friends with the Holiday Season. Selma earned a BHE degree at the University of British Columbia (and later upgraded to Dietetics). She has also worked as a County Home Economist, taught Science and Home Economics, and served as Direct of Dietetics for the Abbotsford Hospital and the Mission Hospital. As she did with her first book, Selma has brought a comprehensive knowledge of food preparation, nutrition and presentation to this book. Selma lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, with her husband, Alan, and near her two daughters and families.

Neil Klassen, who is Selma's cousin, enjoyed doing the design direction and much of the photography on this book. He has extensive background in art, design and photography. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BEd degree as Art Education major. He has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, photographer and ad copy writer, in a variety of contract situations and as a freelancer. Neil brings his love of history and storytelling, as well as his art and design abilities, to this book. He lives in Abbotsford with his wife, Rebecca, their sons and a manx cat.

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