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Greetings horse lovers!

Secret Santa Time

Our Secret Santa for 2018 has been awesome and helping horses and us in all sorts of wonderful, magical ways.

He is now offering a matching gift opportunity to all of you! Double up on yuletide love for horses with us.

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If you wish to make this a Christmas gift to someone special, on receipt of your donation, we will send you a printable gift announcement you can present in all sort of fun ways, such as rolling it up and tying ribbon around it to put under the tree or as a stock stuffer! Or you can opt for us to correspond with them directly.

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This offer is good through midnight EST Christmas Day, December 25, 2018.

Vegan eggnog

Vegan eggnog. Image: Silk.
Vegan eggnog. Image: Silk.

One of my all-time favourite drinks for the holiday season is eggnog. And it is something I make often and drink a lot at Christmastime and into the New Year.

This is a very nice recipe. It’s by Tasty Yummies.

I like to make my own cashew milk. But you can use Silk.

Vegan Eggnog Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups homemade cashew milk or other non-dairy milk of your choice
½ cup full fat coconut milk
⅓ cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or for at least 30 minutes (optional)*
4-6 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of sea salt

Instructions

Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately, as is or add spiced rum, bourbon, brandy or whiskey, for a spirited version. Add a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg on top.

By Tasty Yummies. Tasty Yummies has a great How To section too!


Cashew Milk

To make your own cashew milk:

Place raw cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for at least one hour up to overnight, then drain and rinse. Combine soaked cashews and filtered water in a blender. For a whole milk texture, use 3 cups of water to 3/4 cup cashews. This works for me very nicely.

Cheers!

 

Black Friday Shopping at the Horse Fund

ForestBoyz 2017 Calendar Cover

We don’t usually post about such things such as Black Friday but the Horse Fund’s Gift Shop has never looked so good and had such a wide range of beautiful merchandise.

One of our favorite artists is a photographer who goes by LauraZ. She does an exclusive calendar centered on three black Friesian horses, and it is fabulous. Terrific gift idea.


The calendar is 40% off today. Use Code BLACKFRISAVE. Up to 65% on other items. Offer ends midnight California time.

ABOUT THE ARTIST AND HORSES

Laura writes:

Caslon Quote Left BlackWhen I discovered the Friesian horse, I couldn’t believe such a magical creature existed. They were like something out of a DaVinci painting, and I knew wanted one in my life. I once heard someone say, “there’s nothing like the heart of a stallion.” Having grown up with the typical stallion stereotypes, that they are mean, aggressive and dangerous, I wondered if this was true? What started as a dream, and a single stallion stallion, evolved into a bachelor herd of three, affectionately known as The Forest Boyz. This little dream took on a life of it’s own and has become so much bigger than I ever imagined.

Meike, Menno and Saphire live free in the forests of the northern California coast. Nothing brings me more joy than giving these three stallions the best life that I possibly can. It is rare to see stallions living together free, in a natural setting. I love discovering who they are, and seeing their individual personalities emerge. I not only discovered there is nothing like the heart of a stallion, I found out there is nothing like being their friend. I never could have imagined their relationships with each other would be so deep and intimate.

I actually consider myself more of an artist than I do a photographer, but I feel caught between the two worlds. I started photographing for reference material for painting, but I can’t seem to find the time to paint… the camera has become my paintbrush. The Boyz inspire me every single day and my passion is to make art with them and offer a glimpse into their world. They truly are good medicine.


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