Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Slice of Life: Soothing Your Soul

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Sometimes life hands you just a bit more than you can handle.  Instead of plowing through, I've found it's important for me to slow down and give something to myself.   It doesn't have to be big.  It doesn't need to cost a lot of money.  The little things can be huge to help soothe the rough edges life gives us.  


More often than not, my soul is soothed when I am in the kitchen.  

Chopping
                     Measuring
                                          Sifting
                                                         Mixing

It calms me.  It brings me back to what's important.  

Today's therapy came in the way a half bushel of Concord grapes and a new recipe for Concord Grape Pie.    The scent of grapes wafted through the house as I cooked down the grapes.  It brought back sweet memories of northeast Ohio where vineyards abound.  

The pie will make it to the dinner table tonight where I will sit with my husband and children.  

Family, 

Pie,

Soul Soothing.




17 comments:

  1. Oh yum! Wish I could pull up to the table with you guys tonight. I seek kitchen therapy too, and then I have to share it or put it in freezer!

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  2. When all else fails, make pie! I am still praying for you and your mother-in-law. I can feel your worry and sadness in between your lines.

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  3. I'm thinking of you, Julie...and imagining all of you drawing around that pie, and taking comfort in each others' company.

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  4. I have never had a concord grape pie, Julie. Your post reminded me of my mother making grape jelly-hm-m-that smell! I'm sorry for the hard times, know some from your FB posts, and hope things settle soon. Enjoy that pie!

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  5. I've never had a grape pie either, sounds pretty delicious. If it tastes half as good as it looks that's a winner!

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  6. Oh MY GOODNESS! I've never known anyone else who enjoys and loves concord grape pie! I grew up with concord grape pie too in Upstate New York. Last year was the first year I made the filling on my own and make a pie. I still have two more pie fillings in the basement freezer. I'm the only one who will eat it, when I make it we have to get together.

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