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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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How do you manage lunch?

A challenge to homeschoolers from Erin of Bearing Blog: How do you do lunch on school days? I’m rather interested in the answer, too; so I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring. 

 If I could poll a hundred homeschooling families and get a detailed answer out of all of them, I think […]

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This Good Friday

First the dough: flour, yeast, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, lemon and orange zest. And sugar. Milk, eggs, butter. And currants. Don’t forget the currants. Mixed, kneaded, left to rise in an oiled bowl, covered with plastic wrap, not a tea towel, in the warm oven. Next, prayer. Get the kids into clothes, shoes, socks, and […]

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Concerning Chocolate Crosses

I forgot to post it yesterday, but I have a piece appearing at Aleteia. Yesterday it was the top story: Do Chocolate Crosses Cross a Line Into Irreverence? While searching for allergen-free Easter basket goodies, I stumbled across an old article arguing that chocolate crosses cross the line. Where I had been thrilled to find […]

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Loaded Tuna Salad

I just thought I’d throw this recipe out there. I used to not really like tuna salad, at all. Then I started to realize how much I could play with it. It’s like a blank canvas. Now it’s one of my favorites and I wish I could serve it every week. Three of my kids […]

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Dappled Pear

Pied Beauty Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough; And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; […]

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