Articles by: Lisa

Grissini (Italian Style Breadsticks)

Grissini (Italian Style Breadsticks)

3 by / on August 1, 2017, 11:34 am / in Breads, Farm Home Cooking

As I said earlier, Mark and I have been watching “The Great Britain Baking Show,” and have been inspired to try more creative bread baking. This recipe is one of those inspirations. I’ve made it three times now, and like this last batch the most. Grissini lends itself over to experimentation, and the combination of herbs and Parmesan cheese is […]

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Frøsnapper–Scandinavian Poppy & Sesame Seed Twists

Frøsnapper–Scandinavian Poppy & Sesame Seed Twists

0 by / on July 10, 2017, 2:27 am / in Breads, Farm Home Cooking

Mark and I have been watching “The Great British Baking Show,” and I’ve been rather inspired to try my hand at things above my skill level. It has been Great Fun. And tasty, even if not often pretty. We like to think of these twists as God’s love made delicious, even if not nutritious. We’re currently in  some hard days […]

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Forward Movement

Forward Movement

4 by / on January 30, 2017, 4:11 pm / in Faith, Poetry

Forward Movement collective hope just flew overhead— squawking joy heading southward unmindful of heaviness below “light as a feather” indeed. i sigh. heavily. collective hope on the move honking gray heavy-bodied lightness it’s the beautiful (though not perfect) V that finally draws my face heavenward feathery breeze    carries away burden shadows (but not, of course, the burden) yet reminds […]

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Fern Creek woods in autumn

Found Poetry

0 by / on January 26, 2017, 10:44 am / in Poetry

Fern Creek Woods Rae, our oldest daughter, gave Mark and me a book of her poetry in 2003. She had crafted these poems during a two-year period when we lived states apart and didn’t have a good idea of her Montana life. I re-read them this week, blessed and impressed again with her way with words. She inspired me to […]

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

0 by / on December 15, 2016, 2:23 pm / in Faith, Ponderings

Mostly I’ve given over these shortening days and lengthening nights (typically good for writing), doing two non-writing things. One is coming up with hearty (and sometimes sweet) wintery meals like winter squash, sage, & apple cider tortellini, three-bean chili bolstered with roasted corn & butternut squash, and baking Ginger Stout Cake and salted pretzel peppermint bark. Grace Paley’s poem below […]

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