Category: ChristKindlFest

345. 12 Days of ChristKindlFest Countdown DAY TWELVE: St. Nick’s Day Santa & Sunday Reindeer

 We’ve reached Day 12 on our Barrington ChristKindlFest countdown. And we’re wrapping up our list of reasons not to miss the 4-day fest with reason #12, which is the fact that ChristKindlFest is the perfect place to make new family memories! Bring your cameras and your kids to the fest this weekend where you’ll find opportunities to meet St. Nickolaus in the European tradition, “jolly” Santa AND his reindeer!
To celebrate Saint Nicholas Day, the traditional Saint Nickolaus will be visiting families at ChristKindlFest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th. And this isn’t your ordinary St. Nick. He’s also known as Phillip Wenz and, when he’s not at ChristKindlFest, you’ll find him visiting with children at Santa’s Village.
In the German and most European cultures St. Nickolaus only appears on his saints day on the eve of Dec 5 and 6th. He only gives gifts of sweets. He does not appear any other time. Also note the attire which Phillip purchased in Europe. He even went to have it blessed in Italy.
As a four-year-old child, Phillip donned his first Santa outfit. By the time he was fourteen he was in his first parade and at the ripe old age of twenty-three, he became the year-round Santa Claus for the iconic Santa’s Village theme park in Dundee, Illinois. It is an association he has now had for nearly 30 years.…

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337. 12 Days of ChristKindlFest Countdown DAY SIX: Holiday Shopping!

 As we count down the days through the end of ChristKindlFest 2014, we’re keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. With temperatures expected to reach the mid-forties this weekend, we’re even more excited about our Reason #6 not to miss the 4-day outdoor & tented winter market and music festival. And that’s the HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
During the festival, downtown Barrington will be transformed into a small European village with festive holiday booths selling chocolates, pastries, ornaments, handcrafted items and more.
Crews at Pepper Construction have built ten additional Germanic wooden chalet’s for this week’s festival, bringing the total number of ChristKindlFest retail and food vendor structures up to 20.
Shop ChristKindlFest and at surrounding Barrington retailers to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Here are some of the merchants who will be selling products at this year’s fest……

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334. Twelve Days of ChristKindlFest Countdown DAY FOUR: Kids Activities!

 Opening day of Barrington ChristKindlFest is this Thursday, December 4th.  The 4-day fest is packed with fun for all ages with shopping, international food & drink, live music and entertainment.  But #4 on our list of 12 reasons not to miss ChristKindlFest is all of the KIDS ACTIVITIES they have in store at the this year’s fest!
From carnival rides & cookie decorating to face painting & crafts to visits with Santa & his reindeer, there will be no shortage of fun things for children to do at ChristKindlFest.  Here’s a look at all of the planned kids activities……

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Well, it’s official! We just got the call from Dr. Brian Harris at the @Barrington_220 school District that it’s our first “Snow Day” since “E-Leaning” became a thing we know so well. BUT it’s actually a “Distance Learning Day” so our students still have to report to school, just as they did before the switch to hybrid last week. God bless you, teachers!
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So it goes that the “Snow Days” we once knew where snow actually cancelled school for the day are now a thing of the past. At least there will be some good sledding & snow man building today! Please share & tag #365Barrington or email Liz@365Barrington.com if you capture any fun snow pics.
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Got something big you want to do this year? Might as well Jump! No better day to begin than today but, if it involves being outside, don’t forget your snow boots. And your snow pants. And your Bernie mittens. This January 26th is going to be a snowy one in Barrington!
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If today is your birthday, you have something in common with Eddie Van Halen. He was born on this day in 1957. Van Halen’s song, Jump was released in December, 1983, back when big hair was all the rage and I was 10 years old.
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We’re sharing Jump and Van Halen’s classic music video as our song of the day. Take a look plus find our stories from this day in #BarringtonHistory TODAY at BarringtonDaily.com #LinkInBio or right here: https://wp.me/p1NGbX-1eGz  
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Have a great day & stay safe on the roads! - Liz #365Barrington #ThisDayInBarringtonHistory
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Red Curry Quinoa Soup 👩‍🍳. Look for recipe in my previous post👩‍🍳. Super easy, packed with nutrients and low in sodium❤️heart healthy meal. Just use low sodium culinary stock and salt free DASH seasoning blend🙌. Be creative with your cooking. I replaced curry paste with tomato paste and fresh ginger with ginger spice and it was great! I also added fresh chopped kale just to have my serving of green vegetable🥬. Remember the rainbow🌈😊. Your body needs a fruit and vegetable from each color from the rainbow every single day 🌈🥬#blsnutrition #365barrington #mealplanning #healthycooking #lowsodium #livingplate #homecooking #hypertension ...

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Snow ❄️Snow ❄️Snow Since we are expecting A LOT ⛄️☃️ of snow this evening, this delicious soup is already cooking blsnutrition kitchen.
Your prep time is only 15 🙌🙌minutes and in 30-45 minutes it can be on your table as well🙌
Recipe by Sara Haas, RDN, LDN/Living Plate.
Red Curry Quinoa Soup
Servings: 6

Ingredients
• 1 Tbs olive oil
• 1/2 yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup chopped)
• 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
• 1 medium sweet potato, diced (about 1 1/2 cups chopped)
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 Tbs red curry paste
• 2 tsp ginger, fresh, peeled and chopped
• 1 cup quinoa
• 4 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth or water
• 1 lime, juiced (for 2 Tbs)
• salt, to taste
• 1/4 cup cilantro, fresh, chopped
✅ Directions
Prep
1. Dice onion, bell pepper, and sweet potato.
2. Chop garlic.
3. Peel and chop ginger.
4. Chop cilantro.
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1. Heat the oil in a pot set over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper and sweet potato and cook, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.
2. Add the garlic, curry paste and ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the quinoa and cook 1 minute more. Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and quinoa is cooked.
3. Remove from heat and add the lime juice. Season with salt to taste and garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.
You can replace fresh ginger with dry ginger 😊. #snowyday #blsnutrition #365barrington #soup #eathealthy #homecooking #cookyoursoup #livingplate #mealplan
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