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I Have a Little Pocket to Put a Penny In

Soul cakes are in the oven, smoking bishop is on the way. They both smell wonderful.

Dalen is running around in circles, bouncing off the things in her path.

All is right with the world.


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Dec. 16th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
**entry love**

Mother Goose, soul cakes, the name Dalen, and running in circles--these are a few of my favorite things! (Which is remarkable in light of the fact that I hadn't actually come across the name Dalen before, but after one reading, it has become a name I love.)
Dec. 16th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
It's like "Galen" only very doggie. She's the best. god. er, sorry... dog, ever.

And soul cakes are delicious. If you eat one, a soul is freed from purgatory. So there's no calories. No, none at all!

Although the smoking bishop did make my head spin. A bit. Lovely, though. Definitely going to be part of Christmas revelries from now on....
Dec. 17th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
sounds very, very nice :)
Dec. 20th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
They were. All gone. No more souls to eat.
Dec. 19th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll ask - what is a soul cake? Being a writer, I can think of all kinds of things. None of them edible.
Dec. 20th, 2010 09:53 am (UTC)
I'm sort of taken back to that scene in Angel Heart where De Niro eats an egg...

But no, it's just a basic unleavened spice cookie (flour, sugar, butter, egg), made with rough flour and rough sugar (I used whole wheat and demarra) and your standard christmassy spices (cloves, cinnamon, ginger, allspice). Only difference is a little vinegar in the mixture, and then you make them into rolled circles and put an X in deep groves, so that it can be broken into four equal pieces*.

They're called soul cakes because you give them out on November 2, after All-Hallow's and All-Saint's. Trad. Catholic practical theory is that a soul escapes purgatory for every one of them you eat.

*Kind of like a soul, according to many religions, and Karl Jung.
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