Lessons in contentment

There’s nothing like the unexpected to remind us that we’re not actually quite as in control of things as we might like to think… But we can choose to study this lesson that will teach us to say, “I’ve learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” And find the lovely gift…

Wild Rice and Sausage Casserole

This started out as the Pork Sausage Casserole from the More-with-Less Cookbook, but when I remembered that I had a package of wild rice that I’d received as a Christmas present, I decided to change things up a little.  Next time, I’d add mushrooms as well.  Mmmmm! Ingredients: 1 lb. pork sausage 2 onions, chopped…

Turning…

Something a friend of mine wrote recently, reminded me of these words from 2 Corinthians — Godly sorrow brings repentance…and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. Such a difference between no regret and death… At this New Year’s Resolution time of year, our trajectory toward new habits is rarely an uninterrupted arc upward. …

International Flair: Chole (Pakistani-style Chickpeas)

Like the pesto recipe, I’d had the 3 x 5 card with this recipe for about a decade before finally cooking it up myself.  I had only tasted it once and enjoyed it so much that I asked for the recipe afterward.  It turned out just as delicious as I remembered, and I’m glad I’ve…

Thanks in the new year

catching up with an old friend a friend with a new job garden plans time with family compost canned tomatoes and frozen peppers from last summer’s garden a bowl of soup and a good chat new brakes (just in time…) Korean citron tea food for the week sunny afternoons a nice, warm bed

Quick and Delicious: Sweet Potato Scones

This recipe is adapted from one in the October 2006 issue of Tea Time magazine.  Like other scones, these are quick to mix up and don’t take long to bake.  These are very tender and just slightly sweet. I suppose that you could used canned sweet potatoes, but I’ve always used leftovers from some that…

Thoughts on a Friday: Epiphany

When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. …because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising…