Gifts of great beauty


Life around home, Uncategorized

So now that we are talking to each other, what should we talk about? If I were a smarter blogger, I would have quickly followed up on your willingness to talk with a titillating post on a hot topic, like “Q: What do you think of The Shack?” (A: I don’t think of it at […]

March 28, 2017

In praise of the soybean


Food, Growing stuff

My dad grew edamame before it was cool. We called it by another name back then. In the garden he claimed from a Minnesota meadow, he planted rows of soybeans, poor man’s food he remembered from his boyhood. When the plants died in the late summer, he uprooted them by the dozen and laid them […]

January 4, 2017

First world problems


Life around home

For ten minutes she looked through her closet, dithering. She was not a ditherer by nature, so this was a matter of unusual difficulty. What to wear? She could wear the pretty paisley dress, but she’d worn it to the last social event, and probably to the one before that. She could wear the blue, […]

June 9, 2016

Snack attack


Food

Confession: One good thing about having kids underfoot is that I can’t sit around eating all the time, like I wanted to those first weeks of pregnancy. This is a good thing. But there is one snack I can always find time for, a perfect little creation of my friend Shaunda (whom I mention too often […]

May 20, 2015

Giveaway: Simple Servings cookbook!


Food

UPDATE: As of December 6, 2014, this giveaway is closed. ***** Dear people, I’m happy to announce there’s a new cookbook on the market around here! – Simple Servings: recipes celebrating the place of food, faith & laughter at Faith Builders. Beatrice King has gathered an incredible collection of great eats. She’s been head cook at […]

December 3, 2014