It is so good to have tomatoes and peaches and some mango in the house . Then get a bunch of cilantro. Voila. Here is one recipe for any Stone fruit. I am making it now. You let the onions sit in lime juice for 10 -60 minutes. THAT should tell you they will soak up flavor. Thinking you could do the same with tomatoes. Add green peppers or corn or black beans. Whatever you have. SO then there are avocados. DO you know how to cut it apart? I do most of this but not getting the stone out or making a fan: Jamie Oliver:
Easy dish here and some neat tricks.My guys would love this;
I do sound like one. But I am much better. You can ask my sister who called today and heard me. Summer cold and lost my voice but there is mending. It gives rest and slows time down. Time becomes like a monastery. These words from The Rabbit Room are perfect for my "monastic " quiet these last 5 days: ... a place I had found time and again to be what Celtic spirituality would describe as “thin”—where the veil between heaven and earth becomes so translucent, both become more luminous. I was just at a monastery two weeks ago to see the Abbey. It was like this: ...the immense silence of it all. Pace yourself and breathe. Notice small things. Spirituality that is thin is strong. It can see through the veil and things become more luminous. I had a moment today. This was my first day out since Saturday morning. I did run into a young girl who is going across the world for 2 years to be a teacher with a mission organization. We hugged from afar. I have this summer cold. You can hear it. She hugged my daughter. (She had dated one of my sons. He is married now!) The thin veil of the Spirit. No mistaking the timing. All in Target. ( and praying t she will not catch my summer cold even without hugging goodbye) Belmont Abbey with Charlotte in the background
Working on next year's school plans for my class and doing Winslow Homer in the Spring. I adore his work. I stood in the National Gallery in Washington , DC and just stared at his works in a special exhibit years ago. I was struck by beauty. Been looking up Newberry Award books. Have you ever seen the list? Look here. Read the runner ups. The books that got Honors.
The library should carry all or most of them. I am checking on the older ones right now. May see if they are there but not for checking out. 1922
Getting to organizing books on these wet days that now have turned into summer. Sun is out. Laundry out. This book from yesterday's work:
Also if you have little ones who have a younger sister , these books are worth looking for by Dorothy Edwards and ilustrated by Shirley Hughes. I first heard them read by Susan Schaeffer Macaualay at a L'Abri conference.