Thursday, June 11, 2009

Baking Day

Ah, the smell of fresh baked scones! I know they aren't really scones but then they aren't biscuits either. The recipe did start out as plain and simple scones but of course I had to tweek it a bit. There is a reason Chris calls me a "culinary Dr. Frankenstein", in a good sense according to him. Yesterday I made a double batch of whole wheat scones, only to find them all gone by bedtime! So this morning I set out to make more. This time it was whole wheat, low-bush cranberry "scones"! Made a double batch, and half are already gone! I think I'll try dried cranberries and a touch of orange next time. Or maybe a little dark chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. Or blueberries... And last but not least crumbled sharp cheddar, parmesan, and a touch of garlic (think Red Lobster ish!) I'll have to let you know how they come out.

This afternoon still holds a jam making session. Mango jam, strawberry jam, and lemon curd! One of these days I will figure out how to post pictures and include them as well! Maybe even a recipe or two...

Now back to the baking... It will be so nice to have a stock of baked goods in the freezer for our return back home. They heat up so nicely in the toaster oven, and great with a cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate!

Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
(We read this last night at Wednesday night prayer meeting and I was struck by how poignant it is for the times we are going through right now!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Well, the time has come to actually start journaling about our stay here in Alaska. I mulled it over, signed up, deleted the blog, started over and here we are again! Okay so we've been here a while (only 4 years but who's counting) but better late than never, right?

Just a note of warning: I am a rambler.. I come from a family where we carry on multiple conversations at a time, sometimes with more than one person! We love our family, food, and conversation! Hubby's family is a bit more subdued (well sorta) .... which I think is great because one needs diversity in their life!

Many of you who read this are related! Hi cousins!! And some are friends whom we have never met (but soon will). And well the rest, hopefully you won't be too bored! As I become adept at this you will see pictures of God's beauty which surrounds us daily.

I won't promise you a daily or sometimes even weekly posting but I am willing to share a glimpse into our lives with you! Hope you enjoy the journey!!