This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was published in 1964 but is as gripping now as it was fifty-four years ago. Lucy Waring, a so-so actress licking her wounds from a flop on the London stage, visits her sister, married into a wealthy family with an estate on the Greek island of Corfu. It seems … More A Mystery in Corfu
The bounty we enjoy is truly amazing—whether a full Thanksgiving dinner or a crust of bread—whether rich or poor—we have eternal life with Christ. I don’t understand why there are hungry people in this world. I don’t understand why children suffer. I don’t understand war. Dementia. Poverty. Cancer. Abuse. Addiction. Injustice…and all the other ills … More Giving Thanks
A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV) Friends sticking together. Here Pooh and friends are out for a summer row in the boat. Never mind that they’re going to go around in circles because Tigger has only one oar in. … More We’re All in the Same Boat
Really—if you want the single most perfect food—I think pumpkin pie is it. Eggs for protein, milk for dairy, pumpkin for vegetable, and sugar for dessert. What more do we need? A meal in a slice. Eating pumpkin pie leftovers for lunch the day after Thanksgiving, and I mean ONLY pumpkin pie for lunch, we dubbed … More Pumpkin Pie, the Perfect Food
This is embarrassing, but I just made a batch of the Oatcakes from my recently-released A Wee Scottish Cookbook…and I found an error! If you already ordered the cookbook, please make the following correction on the Oatcakes recipe: 1/4-1/3 cup hot water. Add slowly until just moistened. This is a bit of a mystery since I … More Cookbook Error Alert!