A bunch of us Phat Fiber ladies got together this Christmas and decided to offer our customers a holiday studio tour, just like when you visit a cluster of mom and pop shops during the holidays. We figured that while we couldn’t serve you hot wassail and a lovely nutty cheeseball when you come in out of the cold to browse in our stores, we could offer you our favorite holiday (and sometimes family secret) recipes while you click away at the computer!
I decided to offer my mother’s famous artichoke bake, which is a family favorite. At Christmastime my family has a long-standing tradition – we don’t have one big Christmas dinner, but instead serve a late luncheon of hors d’oeuvres and finger food. We’ll fill up our plates with baked brie and water crackers, shrimp cocktail, mini ham and mint chutney sandwiches, veggies, and of course, the artichoke bake. After stuffing ourselves we take a leisurely afternoon of opening gifts, one by one, all while sneaking away for my food from the buffet. My mother’s artichoke bake is a hit all-season long, and I’m always happy to share it with others!
So get yourself a nice cup of tea, settle down in from of the computer, and take a whirl through our “studios.” Enjoy perusing our shops and browsing through the fun recipes we are offering you for free. This is just our “thank you” for all of your support this season.
The full list of participating Phatties can be found here on the Phat Fiber blog. You can also browse many of them (with pictures) in this Ravelry thread – stop by and check out their delicious recipes, some of which have already been tried out! If you’re short on time and just want to look at all the pretty pictures, one of our Phat Fiber members was kind enough to turn those Phatties who have Etsy shops into a Holiday Studio Tour Treasury. Extra listings that couldn’t find into the treasury are linked in the comments below.
Happy Holidays from Exchanging Fire! Thanks to all of my blog subscribers – it warms my heart to know that you care enough to read my blog on a regular basis. May you have a wonderful winter break and head into January feeling renewed and refreshed.