Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rampaging zucchini! And other garden matters

The zucchini has run amok. It starts in the furthermost corner of one vegetable bed, runs out into the lawn and around a second bed, has made its way into the third bed and is taking over the spent strawberry … Continue reading

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Florentýnky Z Ovesných Vloček

Well. That’s a mouthful. And so are these cookies! Apologies. Could not resist indulging in that bit of silliness. This recipe is from Czechoslovakia (hence the mouthful of a title), according to Sharon Tyler Herbst (The Joy of Cookies), and … Continue reading

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I do solemnly swear …

… this pair of mittens (Woodruff, my 29 August pair) contains the last afterthought thumb I will knit. Forever and ever, world without end, amen. How’s that for a vow? I should explain. I see the point of the afterthought … Continue reading

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Feels like poetry

The slanting light at this time of year is seductive and lovely on a late sunny afternoon, and even more so on an early sunny morning when everything green and turning is wet and sparkling with dew. Early is relative, … Continue reading

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Tulips in September!

I am not home but have scheduled this particular post to appear whilst I will be elsewhere hurrying up to breakfast and to be ready for a day of lectures on wisdom literature and prophecy in the Hebrew Bible. Fun, … Continue reading

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It takes time — vanilla crescents

Vanillekipferl are an Austrian delicacy allegedly created by Viennese bakers to celebrate the Austrian victory over the Turks. Turning to Wikipedia, there is no mention of the cookie here under culinary legends spawned by the Battle of Vienna, and it … Continue reading

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Words to live by ten years after and always

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even … Continue reading

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