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Tina L Porter

I want you to read this book

Faith, Family, Food No Comment

I came away from this book wondering all the ways I used shame as my children were growing up—shaming them, shaming myself, amplifying the “bad” behavior. It’s only recently, as my children have become women, that I recognize all the signs of ignoring the why while focusing on how that why manifests.

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Tina L Porter

Watermelon Days

Family, Food No Comment

It was a chilly day for summer, but still I sat on the deck as the wind ruffled the pages of the book I was reading and tried (and failed) to keep the watermelon juice off the pages. I had cut the watermelon the way my mother always did: in half, then halving the half, […]

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Tina L Porter

26. A Slender Season

100 days of poetry, Food, Grace No Comment
26. A Slender Season

Some argue there is no such thing as a bad cobbler And they would be right But then there are those cobblers from tree-ripened peaches Peaches so perfect you might want a sluice for the juice that drips all in the cracks of your fingers as you peel that fuzzy skin right off Peeling directly […]

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Tina L Porter
Tina L Porter

Fall Sausage and Apple Hash recipe (I know, right? A recipe?)

Food 1 Comment
Fall Sausage and Apple Hash recipe (I know, right? A recipe?)

I’m not usually a food blogger, but I love food. And I love to cook. Friends on my Instagram and FaceBook feeds have been subjected to my endless posts about the complete gutting and rebuilding of our kitchen. Yesterday, I got the go-ahead to use the kitchen again, as all that is (still) left to […]

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Tina L Porter

My New Kitchen/My Old Life

Family, Food, Grace, Gratitude, Poetry No Comment
My New Kitchen/My Old Life

There was this moment last night when I started to unpack my old kitchen into my brand new one, and after I’d bought the cleaner and the special cloths to make the sink sparkle but hadn’t yet done so When I noticed the tiny scratch in the small sink and then another miniscule etch–almost like a […]

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Tina L Porter

Lonesome cookies

Food, Poetry No Comment

We have been inhospitable. Waiting for the kitchen faucet to be replaced in the whole remodel. Waiting for things to be set and secure and … perfect. We have not invited you in. And I miss you. The stories, the liquor, the food … oh, I miss the food and the way my friends tell […]

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Tina L Porter

The Spice Cupboard

Family, Food, Grace, Resolutions, writing 2 Comments

It’s a lie we are told. Only a few people actually know what they are going to be when they are little and grow up to be it in the straight line that is education, job, family. It’s a lie we are told that success means more, better, bigger.

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Tina L Porter

Lentils, Mr. Bill, and Letting Go

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Lentils, Mr. Bill, and Letting Go

A few weeks ago, my husband handed me this lentil salad recipe he found in the paper and said, “do you like lentils? Maybe we could try this.”  In 26 years of knowing each other, you would think he would have figured out that I don’t eat lentils. Ever. Instead of saying, ewww, lentils, like […]

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Tina L Porter

Thanksgiving

Family, Food, Grace, Gratitude No Comment
Thanksgiving

I am thankful that today I woke up thinking of all the people who will gather at my house later NOT of a list of things I needed to accomplish. Faces came to mind this morning, not tasks. Let’s let that sink in for a minute because this is something quite huge for me: Thankful for the […]

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