Monday, August 3, 2009

Mastering the art, scent and peace

- My copy of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child has arrived from the used book seller. Always intending to get a copy, the inspiration to finally order came in the form of the book and film "Julie and Julia." I like this one with its tattered cover, a sign that it was well used.

- The way the scent of eggs cooking mingles with the smell of coffee brewing - making the house smell good all day.

- Finding myself in the unusual position of scheduling visiting preachers for our church without a pastor, a delightful email reply from an invitee, "Greetings from Palestine! Salaam in Christ." He is a Palestinian American Presbyterian preacher and is in Palestine and Jerusalem on a peacekeeping mission.


G said... and eggs.

Something about that combined aroma that really takes you to a whole other realm of relaxation.

Lynn said...

G -

I know. And the sizzle of a little butter in there doesn't hurt either! :)

Lance said...

1) The cookbook: Now I want to come over for lunch!!'re making me hungry!
2) I love the smell of coffee and eggs...and bacon...
3) A greeting from Palestine - how awesome! I wish you well in what sounds like a transition at your church. We're in the process of having our pastor retire in Sept...and I'm sure there will be challenges in the transition that ensues.

Lynn said...

Lance -

You are welcome anytime - I'll make you some meatloaf. There is a recipe for it in Mastering the Art.. :)

Bacon - love it, but it sure makes a mess.

Yes - a bit of a transition and it is odd that I find myself with so much responsibility. But it's all good - hopefully a pastor will come along soon. I am also on the search committee. Heavy sigh. :)

Talon said...

I love a book with history... You'll be making some fabulous dishes, Lynn!

Two smells always get my tummy rumbling - the smell of fresh brewed coffee and frying onions.

I'm laughing - "Palestinian American Presbyterian" sounds like a wicked tongue twister. It sounds like you're going to have some interesting sermons coming up, Lynn!

Lynn said...

Talon -

Coffee brewing is a delicious smell - I can hardly think of anything to beat it except for maybe onions frying. Yum.

I can imagine making something like the potato soup from the book, but not beef aspic. Ick.

That is a tongue twister! He will be here on World Missions Sunday - a perfect fit for a peacekeeper.

Jannie Funster said...

I would love to travel to Palestine, not sure if I ever will.

I must see Julie and Julia, funny I mentioned it on my blog a week or so ago, but never have even read the book, boo hoo.

I like bacon for breakfast.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I know - I would love to travel to Palestine and the Holy Land. The next message I got from Fahed was a greeting from Jerusalem the next day.

Hey - I'm almost finished with Julie and Julia - I'll send it to you. Part of the traveling book club!