One of my favorite Old Testament stories is found in the Book of Exodus. The Israelites are under attack and Moses tells Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” So Joshua fought … Continue reading KEEPING STEADY
Yesterday I published "TASTE & SEE". A piece about what I learned from contrasting the meditative solace of making this bread with the flurry of my family's consumption of the sweet, braided loaf. This is my adaption of a recipe that I originally found on the Tastemade app. NUTELLA BRAIDED BREAD ingredients: 1 envelope active … Continue reading NUTELLA BRAIDED BREAD
It's Saturday morning. I finally feel the space to simply be rather than do. And so I make homemade bread. There is something about the slow place of bread making that is rejuvenating to my soul. As I smell the earthy yeast; knead and shape the soft, silky dough; and create something beautiful out of … Continue reading TASTE & SEE
From the kitchen of Diane Bolles: Combine these: 1 Cup Butter, softened (Diane actually used shortening, but I prefer the taste of butter in a cooking) 1 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Cup Granulated Sugar Add: 2 Eggs 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1-1/3 Cups All Purpose Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 … Continue reading DIANE’S COWBOY COOKIES
"Cookies would make me feel better." That was the calculated reply of my three-year-old son to his grandparents as they were leaving the hospital. His baby brother entered the world that morning, and after meeting his 7 lb 8 oz sibling for the obligatory photo op, Corey was heading home to spend the night with … Continue reading COOKIES WOULD MAKE ME FEEL BETTER
So fun! PLNU reposted a piece from this blog - "Creating a Safe Space to Ask Ignorant Questions" in their online alumni magazine. You can read it by clicking HERE.
"I think you lied a little bit in your last post - the one on "8 Essential Steps to Creating a Sense of Belonging at Your Table". Kara looked up at me from her seated position in the bleachers and smiled as I was getting myself settled in the space next to her, "Your house … Continue reading I THINK YOU LIED A LITTLE BIT