In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?

* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED

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Literature and the Culinary Art

A cozy bookshelf--one of many in our literary home. . . with maps above it of our favorite places--some of them we have been to, and some of them we have not. Books are some of my favorite things in the world--some of my best friends--and they too have increased my natural love of geography. . . as well as history and words and . . .
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But I do love to bake too! And I recently made these "Oatrageous Chocolate Chip" cookies--a household favorite. And pizza that night. These are some random pictures. . .

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. . . homemade pizza crust rising before its first baking: I gave it 'freckles' with some whole wheat flour, a little rye flour, a dash of spelt flour, and a sprinkle of flax meal.

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. . . fennel seeds toasted in olive oil, a little onion, a lot of garlic. . . crushed tomatoes, a dab of tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt . . . and a little more garlic.
Mama roasted some chopped zuchinni, onion, and garden tomatoes.
My family loves pizza, and it is one of my favorite things to make.
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Can't you almost smell that?

1 comment:

Katya said...

Oh, this makes me so happy. Lovely, cozy pictures of bookshelf and cooking...I feel like I'm there.
I love the new additions to your sidebar as well.