TGIF everybody! Hope you’ve had a great week and can find time for a break this weekend. I found some great stuff this week:
I haven’t published a book review in a while, but I’ve read a bunch. I read this last month when I was on vacation. Angela Hunt is one of my favorite authors, and this one didn’t disappoint:
Gravels crunch under your tires as you pull up the driveway to Sycamores, the stately home of the Caldwell sisters. Nolie’s simplistic approach to life belies her profound musings about it. Unresolved hurts braid with time and miles to tangle the twins, Darlene and Carlene, who seem to share nothing except DNA.
As each sister faces her past and the issues that mire her in the present, she finds herself forced to make hard choices about her future. Those decisions will also shape her relationships with her sisters.
Angela Hunt’s combination of heart and sass make Five Miles South of Peculiar an enjoyable read. She creates honest characters with relatable issues, which makes this a great selection for a book club. (She is also available for conference calls! Check out “Ask Angie” at www.angelahuntbooks.com)
Now is the perfect time of year to plant bulbs!
Easy and very forgiving, bulbs are some of my favorite flowers. It’s really hard to mess these up.
Sunset.com shares their Five Best Bulbs To Plant In The Fall. Some are fancy schmancy ones that you have to special-order, but most big box stores have a great selection. Great weekend project!
Here’s my choice from Clayzmama, which is actually an older post but it’s great info and something we should know.
There are some graphic images in this post, but Sandi also shares some great links so you can do your own research on GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
My bottom line – I’m buying organic whenever possible.
And praying for Jesus to hurry on back.
Speaking of food, I am on a bread-making binge. Yeah yeah, I know about the carbs and all, but I LOVE BREAD, especially homemade bread.
One of my girlfriends loaned me her bread machine a few years ago and now I rarely buy bread from the store. I don’t like how the machine bakes the bread, so I just use it to make the dough. I take it out, let it rise and then bake it a regular oven.
Most stores carry King Arthur Flour, and they’ve got some good recipes that you can modify to give you some variety. I like their recipe 100% Whole Wheat Bread.
This bread keeps well, and can last up to a week in the fridge. It’s easier to slice when it’s cool, then you can wrap it in foil and warm it in the oven while you finish dinner. With the cooler temps, this is the perfect time to give it a try.