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* 2oo/ / et weave+ cornucopi brightens,up the holiday table r.,: ao ,esauoe oi,; e,,s; ou+, t,,e" " " " spray' You can leave the frozen loaves Think of these as strip 1, strip 2, strip ili ,Tfoar i:: name implies--the center of of bread in the refrigerator overnight 3 and strip 4. Then start the horizontal When thinking about a cen- and they should thaw without rising, strips. Lift strips 2 and 4, and lay a L.+'T remember that the linens,In the morning, roll the loaves out. strip horizontally underneath them Then drape and wrap one roll over and around the colander. Connect the piece at the bottom of the colander and "glue" it with an egg wash. Twist the tail of the cornucopia and then brush the whole thing with the egg wash. This will make it brown and beautiful. Roll the other loaf flat and cut into 1- 1/2 inch strips. Lay four strips along the top of the cornucopia from the wide end to the narrow end and tuck and glassware should match the L vpiece in color or pattern so that aRention flows to the centerpiece "aasket Weave Cornucopia': is" L r ssive centerpiece that. isn t all to make, but will look like a Chef created it when it graces tRer of your Thanksgiving table. this culinary masterpiece, l ill need two loaves of frozen thawed, but not risen; a colan- you would use to make place during the month of September, at which time people marched around with wreathes on their heads. The other celebration occurred in October. Only women were allowed to attend this latter celebration, and for the first day they were sad and could not bear to eat because this signified the day that Persephone disappeared. On the second day, the women feasted and joy- fully offered fruit and honey to Demeter. The Roman holidays followed the customs of the Greeks. An October fes- tival honored Cerelia, the goddess of grain and harvest. This is where the word, "cereal," comes from. There were parades, dancing, music and ath- letic contests. Pigs were sacrificed, along with the first fruits of the har- vest, and were offered to Cerelia. Some of the English festival customs came from the Romans. At the end of the harvest, people gathered to see the last wagon come in from the fields. The villagers sang as they followed the wagon, in parade style, wearing flowers and ribbons in their hair. Out of the last ear of corn and some rib- bon, they made a kern doll. They also chose a village girl, donned in a wreath made of cornflow- ers and golden grain, and named her the Harvest Queen. All of the people feasted in a barn or a tent, played games, danced and sang around a big bonfn'e. page 22 they were not the only soci- e celebrations of thanks for r , fo"une Native Americans, who were so the pilgrims, also had feasts giving. Corn was the most crop along the East Coast, pilgrims landed, and the n Dance was a harvest festi- Ea_lch lasted for several days, just [ 0riginal Thanksgiving did. anCient Hebrews had a holiday ht_he Feast of the Tabernacles. A cle is a tent For seven days in L TM' the Hebre vs would live in of boughs. They decorated a w_teats with fruits, palm leaves and branches. This signified the 40- h for the Promised Land, hich time they lived in tents. I raditional feast is still celebrated hlt is called SukkO est festI Greeks had two . _ - E .th were held in nonor of the harvest goddess. Pluto tneter's daughter, Persephone, F derworld. ., ttse Demeter was so sad, nora- during that time. When ll)hoae returned m the spring, all bloomed and bore fruit. But, to go back to Pluto in the L"m arid all things died again. f the harvest festivals took al OJ & Karaoke Services Free Consullation Music from ~920-2001 No Job Too Bi8 or Too Small 9AY WHAT 90UNDI close to the wide end of the cornu-and greenery to make the straw hat a copia; someone to help at this point work of art. would be good. Thanksgiving marks the beginning Then liR strips 1 and 3 and place of the holiday season so why not set an another strip, horizontally, under ungllded, small Christmas tree in the them. You should see the basket pat- center of your table. You could even tern taking shape. Continue this pat- spruce it up a little with some orange= tern until you reach the narrow end of brown ribbon weaving in and out of the cornucopia. Then put one more the branches. Add the lights and orna- strip around the wide end of the cor- ments later on in the week. nucopia and tuck it under the dough. A grouping of candles is always a Brush the entire cornucopia with favorite centerpiece, so go a little crazy' egg wash and put it in a 400-degree Put a bunch of candles in the middle oven for 15-20 minutes. Look for the of your table. Work with all heights golden brown color. You will not eat and diameters to see what you like. this centerpiece, so the color is the Wrap raffia or ribbon around and most important thing to maintain, through the candles. Try adding some When it has cooled, remove the greenery or small Thanksgiving fig- colander and fill it with warm rolls, urines to the luminous setting. Talk about an impressive centerpiece! Use your imagination and what you Great job! have around the house to create a per. A simple fruit bowl will also look feet centerpiece for your Thanksgiving wonderful on your table. Use a family table. heirloom bowl if you have one and E. Schwirian Jewelry 801 Main Street Historic Uptown Susanv e Member Independent Jewelers Master Jewelers 257-7872