This isn't a cooking blog (and I think we can all be thankful for that), but I make this every year and people are always asking me HOW, so here we are. I'm about to tell you how to make pomegranate jelly!When the air gets a little crispy around the edges and there's fun sized candy … Continue reading How To Make Pomegranate Jelly: Give the Gift of Sandwich Magic!
There were ten children. Now they are older; some of them gone, some of them in their 90's and traveling to Paris.My Grandma. One of the Ten.They move slowly now and I don't think they tell me enough stories (there are never enough stories).I've noticed though, that if you put them near some fresh fruit … Continue reading Preserving
I've been under the weather lately, and aren't we all? Especially when it rains. There's no getting over rain. There's only under it. Unless you have an airplane, and I don't.In any case, let us all take a moment to be thankful for antibiotics.So things have been busy, because if you're under anything (especially weather) and … Continue reading The Cat Is Dead, Absent From The Body But Not From The Head
The crows flap their feathers to the rhythm of the drum, to the wind in November dropping seeds on the ground.The wings in the sky are beating to a rhythm, to a beat, to the music of a God who breathes.I can hear Him now, as I watch the black beasts count the measure of … Continue reading The Crows Keep The Time
There's sausage on the stove and a baby on the floor.Summer sweats and sings, "Hold the pumpkins! Hold the spice!"But the Season's ending, the seasonings are beckoning, so it's nutmeg and cinnamon with a hint of hazelnut.In September we wander the dairy at duskand console ourselves with dirt and hay, some brand new spots.The world's … Continue reading Thankful Things In Season
We travel behind the tomato truck. It's hot, it's August, and the tomatoes are orange. The weeds along the lane are yellow now, crispy and golden like cornflakes.The children fall asleep at the first turn, leaving their mother to admire the wispy cornfields growing green, competing with the walnut trees in the other field. The … Continue reading Summer, I Bid You Achoo!
I was going to write about my weekend, which involved trees and rocks, raindrops and rainbow trout. However, when I went to upload pictures for the sweet little story I was going to tell, I found about fifty self portraits from my little sister:What the what?I believe, when one is gifted with such a large … Continue reading The Bemusing Muse
You know in the old days how pregnant women went into "Confinement" when "their time" was nearing? I obviously don't believe in that old fashioned nonsense, because here I am, bouncing around cyberspace and visiting new friends. Thankfully, I'm meeting up with Nichole from In These Small Moments on the Internet because you do NOT … Continue reading Geese Eat Cherries! A Guest Post
My little sister is moving away, to Portland, so I'd like to dedicate this post to her. About this time last year, the sun was shining and the grass was pushing up new blades of green glory through the brown mud. I would take my boys out to the farm to revel in all that … Continue reading In Memoriam
"And how are you?" said Winnie-the-Pooh.Eeyore shook his head from side to side. "Not very how," he said. "I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time." -Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. MilneDo you ever have those days where everything seems to be exploding and jumping the rails and breaking and spilling and … Continue reading The Hairless Squirrel, The Wet Shoes, And The Frazzled Mommy