Peace in Penance

“The time of penance has come, the time to atone for our sins and seek our salvation.” I like to assign myself copywork appropriate to the liturgical season. I make it beautiful with my calligraphy pens, illuminate it, aand then hang the verses and prayers around the house as visual reminders for us all. I […]

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Super Moist Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

I have a new favorite cake. I made it today for Anthony’s birthday. It might be the best cake I’ve ever made. Not too sweet, very moist, very flavorful. And the frosting doesn’t overwhelm the cake. Super Moist Chocolate Almond Cake Ingredients 1 cup cake flour 1 cup almond flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 […]

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Advent in Lent?

I found this Advent meditation today, but somehow it seemed not inappropriate for Lent. “People sometimes get disheartened because they have read that suffering ennobles and have met people who seem to have come out of the crucible like pure silver, made beautiful by suffering; but it seems to them that in their own case […]

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Spicy Butternut Squash Bisque

Spicy butternut bisque We bought a gigantic butternut squash at the winter farmer’s market last weekend. And we had leftovers which everyone was tired of. They still made up about as much as a normal size squash. So I had a hankering for a spicy butternut squash bisque. 

I made up this recipe, after looking […]

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