Cookies and desserts for special diets and special occasions

Cookies and desserts for special diets and special occasions

It’s back to school time! Some folks have started up their home school classes. Some districts have kids attending already. Some wait until September. But even if you’re waiting, you’re getting ready. Making plans, buying supplies, getting out your...
Double chocolate chocolate chip cookies (yes, they’re gluten-free!)

Double chocolate chocolate chip cookies (yes, they’re gluten-free!)

You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much as usual lately. Summer has gotten busy! We went camping with friends, in the Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forest. Then my husband, and my children, and my grandchildren all descended on my sister’s house. It’s...
St. Paraskevi and Ss. Joachim and Anna

St. Paraskevi and Ss. Joachim and Anna

I wanted to write about St. Paraskevi today. She’s the patron saint of the blind (which you’ll understand when you read her story). As my vision is becoming increasingly impaired as a side-effect of surgery I had in March to fix my vision, I’ve been...
Thank You, Mr. Falker: A tribute to teachers

Thank You, Mr. Falker: A tribute to teachers

I should have known not to read Thank You, Mr. Falker on the train. I’m a sappy and sentimental reader, and all kinds of stories make me cry. And it’s awkward, sitting on the train with a book on my lap and tears running down my face. I try to avoid it....
A Boy and a Jaguar: A story of words and promises

A Boy and a Jaguar: A story of words and promises

A Boy and a Jaguar is more than a picture book. It’s a memoir written by a noted zoologist and conservationist, Alan Rabinowitz. When Rabinowitz was a child, he stuttered. Except when he was singing, or talking to animals. Then he could speak fluently. He could tell...
Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

Y’all, I don’t know where this recipe came from. My husband and I have a fat three-ring binder with recipes we’ve cut out of magazines and copied from friends and family. And I was going through the desserts in that binder, looking for one that had no flour, no dairy,...

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