Sep 26, 2013

The High Calling of Learning

My husband’s birthday falls the day after Labor Day, so we take the opportunity of a long weekend to celebrate. I invite some of our extended family for dinner on Sunday because the boys will be with us and because none of us have work or school the next day...Read more +
Sep 12, 2013

Learning to Cook: He Said, She Said

I placed the hot, aromatic casserole onto potholders in the center of the table, and my two sons both said, "Yum!" at the same time. I smiled and said, "Hope you like it," as I slid my chair out and sat in it. "I bet we will," said my husband,...Read more +
Nov 22, 2012

Eating From the Center of the Pie

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No one expects a present. My football team will lose. There will be gravy on the tablecloth, and leaves will be tracked in through the back door. All afternoon, the dog will nap in front of the oven, and I’ll have to step over her...Read more +
Feb 25, 2012

Plum-Picking Days

With the sun barely peeking over the horizon, Mom woke me with the announcement, “It’s plum-picking time.” “No,” I moaned, pulling the covers over my head. To me, picking plums was about as fun as a pop quiz on early American history. “Put on your long sleeves and pants,” she...Read more +
Jan 24, 2011

Eating Well

This is week four of our book club discussion on The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting toward God , edited by Leslie Leyland Fields . Join us every Monday morning as we dig into this feast! I remember it like a dream--the Christmas of the open...Read more +
Jan 7, 2011

In the Company of Onions and other Love Stories

Attention book club participants: Leslie Leyland Fields is offering our HighCalling book club participants a special price on The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting toward God. Just email her at , and she’ll send you the book for $22, including shipping! Thank you, Leslie! This...Read more +
Dec 20, 2010

Top 10 Cook Books for Christmas

Last night I went to a Christmas party and discovered the most scrumptious, creamy, bacony, blue-cheesy dip. Seriously, my mouth was happy biting into a cracker loaded with this stuff. My girlfriend is emailing me the recipe today. I could probably find it online, but recipes taste better when given...Read more +