Samarra was called to conference this morning, and my mother and I took that opportunity to slip away and go spend time with the Anchoress of the Ancient City. Jasreth has been bringing things in for me to see and study, because she is freer to move about than I, but what she brings does not do justice to the things I saw today!
It is frosty in the mornings, but by noon it is warm enough to feed the harvesters outdoors, and we have long tables set under the trees for that purpose. Those who are cooking bring out huge dishes of food, and everybody eats together, which makes for a kind of ongoing festival. Today an old Auntie set a dish on the table that was both pretty and delicious, and she says it is very easy to prepare, so it becomes this week’s love offering to you. It is below, as usual, and as usual you can easily adjust it for portion size.