Saint Lizz

A photo posted by @lizzlovett on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:55am PDT

Novena of Surrender to the Will of God

Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from the thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in My care […]   Here is a link to the “Novena of Surrender to the Will of God”: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/english6/p03530.htm

Nettle Wine (and Beer!) Recipes

We ended up using the John Seymour one, but here is a collection of links with sometimes widely varying methods:   http://www.smallholderseries.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=571:nettle-beer-and-nettle-wine&catid=44&Itemid=316 http://www.thewinepages.org.uk/wine-recipes/nettle-wine-homebrew-winemaking-recipe.shtml http://gardenspace.newarchaeology.com/nettle_wine.php http://www.wine-making-guides.com/nettle_wine.html  

Fiddleheads Success

We have harvested, cooked, and eaten our own local fiddleheads for the first time! http://www.cooks.com/recipe/715rv9th/how-to-cook-fiddleheads.html

Saint Peter Canisius

When asked if he felt overworked, Saint Peter Canisius replied: “If you have too much to do, with God’s help you will find time to do it all.” http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/  

Rendering Duck Fat: Tips and Tricks

Wash them all in cold water and put into a small frying pan over medium heat with just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. The fat will begin to render out immediately into the water, which, as the water boils, will evaporate — but not before rendering enough fat to allow the bits to continue rendering slowly …

Wood Carving Links

In which there are some wood carving-related links, in part thanks to the inspiration from Taproot. Their video here. Robin Wood on General Carving Knives Robin Wood on Hook Knives H. Karlsson Klensmide Pinewood Forge I’m thinking we will buy the Morakniv 120 and the Grizzly 1/2″ gouge…