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Sunday, December 1, 2013

¡Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!

¡Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and
Savory Pumpkin Carrot Soup
Cookie Recipe @ Two Peas and Their Pod

Orange Marmalade 
Apple Butter

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Puerto Rican Cookery~Cocina Criolla

  During my childhood, the well used copy of Carmen Aboy Valldejulí's  Cocina Criolla was ever present in our kitchen. Among my favorite recipes are tembleque and flan. Within my copy, given to me by my mother many years ago, I discovered little recipe notes scribbled by my buelita (grandmother).
 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cold Autumn Days


Cold, brilliant Autumn days
inspire warm vegetable soup

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Thank You to a Special Priest

This is a special thank you to a diocesan Priest, 
who was our Pastor until he retired a couple of years ago.
We thank you with all our hearts
for teaching us so much about gardening
sharing your garden with us
visiting us every year to see our new goat kids
and encouraging us in our gardening ventures
for celebrating Catherine and María's Quinceañera Masses
bringing peaceful blessings to our home
always sharing your bright smile
and inspiring us by being
an avid hiker, mountain climber. bicyclist, gardener
and teaching us special lessons about Mary and Elizabeth's visit
and the sower and the seed
and for coming out of retirement to take care of parishes in need.
You are an awesome, prayerful priest
and a wonderful human being who is truly in persona Cristi!
¡Muchísimas Gracias!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rain and Wind, Faith and Love~About One Third Acre Farm


(onethirdacrefarm blogger profile)
Despite a windy, rainy spring and summer,
with plant toppling winds and flooding, 
we have been blessed with
giant sunflowers 
peas
beans
Swiss chard
squash
pumpkins 
kale 
tomatoes
lettuce 
carrots 
wild onions
oregano and marjoram
parsley
dandelion greens
asparagus
garlic chives
and marvelous
 beautiful 
colorful flowers 
encouraging us on our journey of faith and love.
 
"But as it is written, that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, 
neither hath it entered into the heart of man
what things God hath prepared for them that love Him."
From 1 Corinthians Chapter 2, Verse 9
~Douay Rheims Catholic Bible~
¡Muchísimans Gracias~Dios te Bendiga!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Las Abejas Zumbantes/Humming Bees

y las flores de los manzanos/and apple blossoms
 
bailan con la melodía de la primavera/dance with springtime's melody.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sopa de Calabaza

We enjoyed a sumptuous feast of nostalgic savors from last autumn's garden,
 another culinary creation by Catherine.
We wish we could share the recipe, 
but it was an impromptu invention,
a delectable soup made from
squash, garlic, onions, potatoes, salt pepper and amor.