Sweet Tradition Belatedly

If I were an Orthodox Christian, this post would be just about on time, but I’m not. And it isn’t. But, as I ask myself regularly, “who’s keeping score?” With no children at home and Patrick on a chocolate-free kick, it was only the day before Easter that I pulled out the basket, hollow plastic … Continue reading Sweet Tradition Belatedly

Not Your Usual Bread Baking

For the past few years, I've been one of the bakers of my church's eucharistic bread, the round, unleavened bread that's blessed as part of the Mass and shared with the community. About every five or six weeks, it's my turn to bring 5 "loaves" to the Saturday afternoon Mass. I'm always afraid that, in … Continue reading Not Your Usual Bread Baking

These Early Birds Gobble

  I'm usually a very solid sleeper, falling back to sleep pretty easily after I awake during the night. But when I found myself wide awake one morning this week just before 5am, less than an hour before my usual rising time, I decided to get up and get going. I'm fortunate to live in … Continue reading These Early Birds Gobble

Pardon the Interruption

We (that's the royal "we") interrupt the usual knitting stuff for a brief baking interlude. I've written before about the pre-Christmas traditions in my home -- the Advent wreath on the table, lights in the windows, the creche above the fireplace, the Advent calendars (usually two) that hang in the kitchen, and baking St. Nicholas … Continue reading Pardon the Interruption