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Food & Garden
Pg 9 - The Sunshine Express
2012 December/January
Party With The Geeks
sprinkled with icing sugar.
turkey), skewers, plastic bags and turkey poppers.
The Dresden Stollen
Your pet does not have self restraint or the com-
Art, Herbs & Gadgets ~ Holiday Party at Geeks
(originally Striezel), is prod-
mon sense to avoid these objects that drip with
on Grand, 145 Grand Avenue in Mancos, Friday
uced in the city of Dresden
meat juices.
evening, December 7th, immediately after the
and distinguished by a spec-
Toxins: Mistletoe and holly are toxic plants.
Christmas Tree Lighting.
ial seal depicting King Augu-
Caution with snow globes as they contain toxic
Join the Geeks on Grand, Twig Woman Herbs and
stus II the Strong. This "offic-
antifreeze, which is highly toxic to pets.
the Accidental Art Gallery for an evening of food,
ial" Stollen is made by only 150 Dresden bakers.
Tree:
friends, fun, and good cheer! Immediately after
- Secure the tree to avoid the tree falling onto your
The early Stol-
the Christmas Tree Lighting, we will be opening
pet if they decide to climb.
len ingredi-
our doors to the Mancos Community for an open-
- Ornaments should be kept on higher branches to
ents were very
house Holiday Party. The Geeks will be showcas-
avoid breaking, eating and destruction.
different -
ing some technology & gadgets, Twig Woman
- Tinsel should not be used as pets love to play
flour, oats and
Herbs will have samples of teas, essential oils and
with it and if eaten, can cause serious injury to the
water. Stollen
other natural remedies, and the Accidental Art
intestinal tract and require surgery to repair.
was baked for
Gallery will feature new art!
- If you put chemicals in the water of your tree,
the first time
C'mon downtown and help us celebrate!!
cover the bowl so your pet does not drink from it.
at the Saxon
For any questions, please contact Victoria Petersen
- Sweep up pine needles to avoid health problems.
Royal Court
at 970.533.9926, or send an email to:
Maintain routines: With all of the people in the
in 1427. The
info@geeksongrand.com.
house, some pets may become nervous with the
Advent season
Treat Pets Wisely
change in routine. Provide your pet with a retreat
was a time of
space to unwind from it all. Be sure to keep nor-
fasting, and
The holidays are a time of joy, time with family
mal routines especially exercise for your pet.
bakers were
and friends and exchanging good tidings. The last
Watch that door: If you expect a large number of
not allowed
thing that you want is for this to be a time spent in
people in your home, be sure to watch the door to
to use butter,
the emergency room with your pet. Here are some
make sure that there are no unexpected escapes.
only oil, and
tips to help you prepare for the holidays and keep
If you want to offer your pet something special
the cake was tasteless and hard.
your pet safe.
too, choose alternative treats such as a new toy or
In the 15th century medieval Saxony (central
High fat foods: such as ham, gravy, butter and
extra bonding and exercise time. At the end of the
Germany, north of Bavaria and south of Branden-
desserts, may cause inflammation of your dog's
day, you will be thankful you did.
burg), the Prince Elector Ernst and his brother
pancreas. Pancreatitis causes intense abdominal
Happy Holidays from your friends at San Miguel
Duke Albrecht decided to remedy this by writing
pain and vomiting and requires hospitalization to
Veterinary Clinic!
to the Pope in Rome. The Saxon bakers needed to
recover. Keep foods securely sealed and enclosed
use butter, as oil in Saxony was expensive, hard
in a high space or the refrigerator. Secure the lid
Traditional German Fruitcake
to come by, and had to be made from turnips,
on the trash can to avoid garbage raiding.
Fruitcake is a Christmas tradition. In Germanic
although we now know this was a healthy option.
Bones: chewing on bones, particularly turkey
families, we enjoy what is called a Stollen.
Pope Nicholas V, in 1450 denied the first appeal.
bones, can cause splintering. Once swallowed, the
A Stollen is a fruit cake containing dried fruit and
Five popes died until finally, Pope Innocent VIII,
splintered bones can cause trauma to the intes-
often marzipan and covered with sugar, pow-
in 1490 sent a letter to the Prince, known as the
tinal tract, requiring surgery. Ham bones, while
dered sugar or icing sugar. The cake is usually
"Butter-Letter" which granted the use of butter
they tend to not splinter, are hard and can fracture
made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried
(without having to pay a fine), but only for the
teeth when your dog chews on them.
fruit, nuts and spices. Stollen, usually eaten dur-
Prince-Elector and his family and household.
Onions and onion powder: in large enough quan-
ing the Christmas season, is also called
The ban on butter was removed when Saxony
tities can cause a sudden onset of anemia.
Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen.
became Protestant. (source: Wikipedia)
Foreign objects: such as string (used to tie the
Stollen is made with
yeast, water and flour,
and usually with zest
added to the dough.
Candied orange peel
and candied citrus peel
(Zitronat), raisins and
almonds, and different
spices such as carda-
mom and cinnamon are
added. Other ingre-
dients, such as milk,
sugar, butter, salt, rum,
eggs, vanilla, other
dried fruits and nuts
and marzipan may also
be added to the Stollen
dough. Except for the
fruit added, the dough
is quite low in sugar.
The finished cake is