Sunday, April 22, 2012

"'The tea is coming! 
She may want a martini, but make her drink tea." 
Alice Taylor, To School Through the Fields

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Radish Dip

6 radishes, quartered
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened

Mince radishes and garlic in a food processor.

Combine cream cheese and minced radishes and garlic; mix thoroughly.

Chill before serving.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ham and Sweet Potato Salad

2 cups diced, cooked ham, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups diced, cooked sweet potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 cup diced celery, cut in 1/4 inch dice
1 cup apple, cut in 1/4 inch dice
1 cup fresh orange sections
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)1 cup mayonnaise.

1. Gently combine all the ingredients, adding the sweet potatoes last to avoid smashing them.
2. Chill and serve in large lettuce leaves.
3. If you wish serve additional mayonnaise.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Let this Easter make you hope and believe in love.
Today. Now. Forever.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Fruit Compote
½ cup orange juice or Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
2 Tblsp orange marmalade
½ cup quartered dried apricots
Grated rind and sectioned fruit of 1 navel orange
1 fresh pineapple peeled, cored, cubed
4 pints fresh berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries

Combine orange juice, marmalade, apricots, orange rind and sections, and pineapple up to 24 hours in advance. Up to 1 hour before serving time, rinse berries. Slice or halve strawberries and blackberries. Leave blueberries and raspberries whole. Toss berries as gently as possible with marinated fruit. Garnish with vanilla yogurt if desired.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Spirit

She let go.
Without a thought or a word,
she let go. She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments. She
let go of the confluence of
opinions swarming around her
head. She let go of the committee
of indecision within her. She let
go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without
hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to
let go. She didn’t search the
scriptures. She just let go. She let
go of all the memories that held
her back. She let go of all the
anxiety that kept her from moving
forward. She let go of the
planning and all of the
calculations about how to
do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She
didn’t journal about it. She didn’t
write the projected date in her
Day-Timer. She made no public
announcement and put no ad in
the paper. She didn’t check the
weather report or read her daily
horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she
should let go. She didn’t call her
friends to discuss the matter. She
didn’t do a five-step Spiritual
Mind Treatment. She didn’t call
the prayer line. She didn’t utter
one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it
happened. There was no
applause or congratulations. No
one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing. Like a
leaf falling from a tree, she just
let go. There was no effort. There
was no struggle. It wasn’t good
and it wasn’t bad. It was what it
was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let
it all be. A small smile came over
her face. A light breeze blew
through her. And the sun and the
moon shone forevermore.

Reverend Safire Rose