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A Holy Place

by frannybolsa on June 18, 2014

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HolyPlace

Call people to gather. To sit together. To lift up hearts and hands. To seek love and forgiveness and laughter and nourishment. Church pews. Kitchen tables, park benches or chairs and TV trays in the living room. Sacrament is bread. The filling of glasses. The passing of platters. …

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Things I’m Lovin’ – June

by frannybolsa on June 16, 2014

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TIL 1

1. The Forest Feast is the latest edition to my cookbook collection. The pictures are pretty. The recipes are simple and uncomplicated. There are no fancy, exotic ingredients. Everything can be found in your garden or your grocery store. Most recipes are only 1 page. Which means you can wham, bam – put tasty …

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The Gifts Of Imperfection

by frannybolsa on June 13, 2014

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The Gift of Imperfections

We’re all looking for that sweet spot.

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For Your Mouth: High Cotton – Charleston, SC

by frannybolsa on June 11, 2014

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High Cotton-Charleston, SC

We met a friend for lunch. It was muggy and I was hungry. High Cotton – from the outside, just another restaurant on a busy street in Charleston, South Carolina. A black awning. A simple wooden sign. There’s nothing to hint that you’re walking into old hardwood floors, white linen table clothes, …

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Feed Me Words

by frannybolsa on June 9, 2014

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Saveur Magazine May 2014

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Porch Fixin’s

by frannybolsa on May 9, 2014

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PorchFixins

A spring evening. A breeze. The weekend quickly coming to a close. Monday ready to pounce. The teenager has mowed the lawn which has turned her sparkly self into a sweaty 5’9″ stomping mess of cranky. My legs and hands are scraped and bruised from a day’s worth of manual labor in the garden. Just […]

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School of Essential Ingredients

by frannybolsa on May 7, 2014

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SchoolOfEssential

A good meal is sultry. One bite captures the curves and tingle of a moment. Placing it gently on your tongue to spark a memory.

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Mothers, Daughters and Girl Balls

by frannybolsa on May 5, 2014

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LTYMStage

Last Saturday night, I took part in Nashville’s inaugural show of Listen To Your Mother. Ours was just one of 32 performances across the country. Each show pulls together a bunch of women and puts their words out into the world. (Learn more about it here) 1 night. 13 women. 13 stories. Standing up on […]

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Sparklers for Jesus and Getting In My Groove

by frannybolsa on March 6, 2014

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Yelapa Mexico

It’s taken a few months to work my way through post-holiday recovery. Or art least as close to recovered as I’m going to get. Christmas was spent tucked away in a Mexican fishing village. No cars. No phones. Somedays no water. For Girl Wonder – no shoes. You’ve never seen a girl so happy to […]

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Ordinary Lens: Week 49

by frannybolsa on December 7, 2013

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Looking through the sunroof

Bits and bobs from this past week: The drive home is more fun when the sky is riding shotgun Dinner on a windy night: tortellini with corn, kale, bacon and tomatoes. She rode my roof for 20 miles. A teeny, tiny spiderman. Rain through the window. Meat pie. Flakey outside. Warm and hearty inside. Texture: […]

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