Ha’ we lost the goodliest fere o’ all…?

I spent time when I should have been sleeping verifying that I don’t own a single anthology containing this poem.  I don’t know if people don’t like poor, crazy, Ezra, or if it’s just not considered one of his better poems, or if the copyright holders want too much money for it, or what. I…

On the road…

There are those hours, days, weeks, and seasons when it seems that all in you is chaff and dross, when you long for the grain to “lie, sheer and clear” but you begin to doubt that there’s any grain under there at all.  And yet  day after day Jesus calls us to take up our…

Herbed floral mayonnaise

I was planning for a tea party and still sailing along on the “try new things” buzz from Cambodia, when I whipped this recipe up.  I was researching tea sandwiches and came across recipes for herbed mayonnaise and floral mayonnaise, so I decided to just pack the herbs and flowers into one spread for the…

Maple syrup brownies

Well, the weather here is not behaving very much like spring, but the upside is that it’s still good baking weather.  😉  In trying to decide what to make for a potluck and clean out the refrigerator, I decided to give maple syrup brownies a shot.  I haven’t been very successful at working more maple…

Thankful for…

tulips birdsong in the morning vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries line-dried laundry sunshine

Giving thanks for…

spring blossoms greening grass sprouting seeds spring rains good reads special spaghetti sauce the last of the pumpkin cinnamon rolls sunny afternoon reading outside neighbors to share oregano with the chance to keep learning the chance to chat with a friend and share my brownies people who share the music they make

Curried Eggs

I’m popping in with a recipe even though it’s not Saturday because by Saturday, all your Easter eggs may be too old to eat!  😉  This post is one part of the answer to the question: So, after the eggs are dyed and Easter is over, what do you do with all the eggs?!  There’s…

Strawberry Muffins

This recipe can either be used to make a dozen muffins or a loaf (or several smaller loaves) of bread, and it’s a nice way to use frozen strawberries that you’ve stashed in the freezer because they were on the brink of spoilage.  The nutmeg is an unexpected twist, but pairs nicely with the strawberries. …

A little list of thankfulness…

Giving thanks for all sorts of loveliness: stems of iris blooming in a glass little salvaged iris buds blooming at the kitchen sink that subtle iris fragrance stately, fragile iris unfurling from long oval buds the exquisitely arranged petals, so easily ripped to shreds  by wind and rain supper on the porch beautiful morning clouds…

Thoughts on a Friday

“But it isn’t easy,” said Pooh.  “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you.  And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” ~A.A. Milne