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Archive for May 4th, 2009

I’ve been online so little of late that I’ve just been following links around, and skipping to and fro, getting a feel for the place again (so to speak). It’s funny, isn’t it, how so often when you do that, some sort of pattern seems to develop…

Fixed on Eternity

A Good Reminder to Take Time Out

Meaningless, meaningless? Maybe Not.

The Unheard Questions

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My thanks to Kelly Antonczak, for bringing this powerful video from Willow Creek Leadership Summit to my attention. It’s not in my style particularly (how much I dislike rap, or anything like it, I can’t tell you), but I’m glad I stuck it out. Hankie alert. Parental guidance suggested.

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I like rice and beans, but I haven’t tried it Jennifer F’s way, yet (see Quick Take #7). But it sounds good. (And easy. Yay easy.)

We eat a lot of oatmeal, but I haven’t tried baked oatmeal yet. But it sounds good. And we’re having cold weather (again, or do I mean still?), so I’m happy to find an excuse to use the oven to warm up that part of the house. (hat tip: Veronica on the Verge)

I found the following recipe in the remains of a church cookbook somebody brought to our bookstore. Amongst the missing parts of the cookbook is the part that would tell me where the cookbook is from and when it was printed, but from adding clues from here and there together, it seems to be some church called St. Andrews, and it seems to be in the Portland, Oregon area, and I’d peg it from anywhere between twenty and forty years ago, at a wild guess. (It’s from when we were all taught to double space after a sentence, if that helps any…) At any rate, there is a recipe in there for Amazingly Fast Cookies, submitted by a Karen Davis, and the subtitle is “No, there isn’t any flour!” I couldn’t resist trying them, to see what cookies without flour come out like. To my surprise, if you’d handed me the cookies and had me sample some, and hadn’t told me that there wasn’t flour in them, I wouldn’t have guessed. They’re a bit too rich for me, but if you’re feeling like experimenting, or have wheat allergies, or are having a cookie attack without flour in the house, here goes: 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy), 1 cup brown sugar, 1 egg. Cream everything together. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes… Yields 30 to 40 cookies.

Added: This post has a link to a recipe for a pureed zucchini soup made with chicken stock, olive oil, and nutmeg.

Added: This (go to number 10) doesn’t sound like what I think of when I think Apple Pancake, but it sure sounds good.

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