" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


I have a lot of free time right now. I am trying to use it productively (watching DVD's of Alias doesn't count) and have done okay so far. Today I made a recipe that was on my email when I opened it, for Nubby Buckwheat Butter Cookies. The word nubby refers to the raw cocoa beans that you can get in health food stores. I'd never heard of them, but apparently they are something like the greatest thing to have burst upon the health food scene since...well, Kombucha, I guess! At least that's what the package would have me believe; I maintain a policy of being open, but cautious...

So the cookies, in addition to these amazing nib thingies also have buckwheat in them, another superhero ingredient going incognito. Like Clark Kent who only needs to comb his bangs down onto his forehead and take off his glasses (really... how can he see as superman? It would make more sense to NOT wear them as Clark and then put them on when he really needs his full abilities. I'm sure many a rescue mission was botched by poor depth perception.) But back to the cookies- they turned out pretty good.. I guess they are healthy, except for the fact that the recipe calls for 2 sticks of butter. I think even my dad would eat them without swearing or grumbling under his breath (like the time he did when I accidentally brought home ice milk instead of ice cream.) He takes his sweets very seriously...


Liam said...

Nubby Buckwheat Butter Cookies...that sounds disgusting. The only thing good in there is the butter.

oh and ice milk?

Br. Robert, OP said...

How is Alias? I hear it's by the same guys who're doing Lost. Is it as good? As weird? As anything?

My new Easter Discipline is to get enough sleep at night. So I'm going to bed soon.

Enjoy the cookies! I'd like to try one if I get a chance!

grace & peace,
Robert, OP

hopeyg said...

Hey Papes,

Glad you tried that recipe because I got that e-mail too and wanted to try it. Also did you get the refried bean brownie recipe from the same peope? You may want to try that one as well, but just don't tell dad what's in them.

Love ya,

note_toself said...

So, actually, my grandfather has been drinking Kombucha for YEARS and he's never sick. He swears by it.

sheshe said...

You should send me some cookies. They actually sound delish.

littlest sister said...

Hey Faith something funny...I was trying to log onto your blog so I typed girl exnihilo into GOOGLE and the second option they gave me was titled "me and my bong" I'll bet you had a lot of people tune into that one. I hope the CIA doesn't hold it against you when you apply for a job.

Mama Manak said...

Hi Faith,

To clarify something...(Jason would be offended if I didn't since Superman is his hero) Superman didn't NEED the glasses...those were part of his disguise in the real world and weren't prescription glasses at all. :)