THE PINISHERS, Volume 1: Food!

THE PINISHERS, Volume 1: Food!

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Ok I’m not on Pinterest. I do have an account, but I’ve pinned all of two things, both when I had this idea of doing a page of patron saints links or something like that. I never but never go to Pinterest.

But I like Dorian’s low bar getting stuff done concept. And she said that we could participate in the link up even if we aren’t on Pinterest. She said it. So I thought I’d just go ahead and do a post. Ta da!


See I made scones. For the first time in, I don’t know, forever. Certainly I haven’t made them since I’ve been married.

So this is how it happened. We were reading a book, Audrey of the Outback it was, in which the mom makes the kids scones, Sophie wanted to know what scones were. And I tok pity on the poor deprived child and looked up a recipe and made them the very next day. Weren’t they pretty? Ok, so they’re not the pretty rolled triangle ones or circle ones. These are the dropped kind which are much faster and easier to make. And just as yummy.

I have made these scones three times since then and I think they may be my new favorite treat. They are so quick and easy to make and only 1/4 cup of sugar, much less than cookies or banana bread or pumpkin bread. I made them with whole wheat flour and they have yogurt and eggs and lots and lots of currants, so I didn’t feel even a little bit bashful about letting the kids eat them for lunch. Yep, I served them scones for lunch not once but twice.

Here’s the recipe I adapted. I substituted two cups of whole wheat flour for the one cup of whole wheat and one cup of white flour. I substituted currants for the cranberries and didn’t bother to soak them. And I added the finely grated zest of one lemon. And we didn’t bother with glaze on top but ate them hot out of the oven. Oh yes we did. Yum, yum, yum.

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  • Oh yes. Do try Rumer Godden. I think In This House of Brede is one of my top ten favorite novels. And her dolls books for kids. The Story of Holly and Ivy is a favorite of the whole family.

    About Goudge, though, nope it couldn’t have been me. I’ve only read two of Elizabeth Goudge’s novels, both children’s books, The Little White Horse and Linnets and Valerians both of which received rave reviews from quite a few people whose tastes I generally agree with. I have to confess, though, that I wasn’t a huge fan of either. They might have appealed to me when I was younger but as an adult… I don’t know something just rubbed me wrong about the magic elements and I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I was unsettled. I just found myself not enjoying them and in fact a bit irritated, wanting them to be different than they were. Maybe I need to go back and re-read them more carefully, though because it could have just been that they weren’t what I was expecting. Or at least then I might know better what it was I didn’t like about them.

    I haven’t tried her adult books, though. Perhaps I might like them more.

  • Clearly I need to read some Rumer Godden. Lots of people I know with good taste in books love her writing. Was it you who recommended Elizabeth Goudge to me, years ago?

    I’m most of the way through the second book in the Kingkiller trilogy and I think you’d enjoy it, even though I find some of the female characters uneven. It’s a fun, immersive read. Neat magic theory, a very real-feeling world, pretty good characters, and sometimes the writing is wonderful