Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bees and Fields Quilt Block

Bees and Fields Quilt Block

Bee!  I'm expecting you!

Bee!  I'm expecting you!
Was saying Yesterday
To Somebody you know
That you were due -

The Frogs got Home last Week -
Are settled, and at work -
Birds, mostly back -
The Clover warm and thick -

You'll get my Letter by
The seventeenth; Reply
Or better, be with me -
Yours, Fly.

                   by Emily Dickinson

It's all I have to bring today

It's all I have to bring today -
This, and my heart beside -
This, and my heart, and all the fields -
And all the meadows wide -
Be sure you count - should I forget
Some one the sum could tell -
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

                                       by Emily Dickinson


You want to make some honey?
All right.  Here's the recipe.
Pour the juice of a thousand flowers
Through the sweet tooth of a Bee.
                                                                        by X.J. Kennedy

Honey Ribs and Rice
2 pounds country style ribs
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) beef consommé
½ cup water
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
½ teaspoon dry mustard

1.  If ribs are fatty, broil them for 15 to 20 minutes to remove some of the fat.  (I do not usually have to do this.)
2.  Place ribs in slow cooker.
3.  Combine remaining ingredients and pour over ribs.
4.  Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
5.  Serve over brown rice. 

Creates delicious cooking smells while you are quilting away in another room!

Honey's Choice Quilt Block
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  1. I've made your honey ribs several times now. I don't use the 'rice' part, we're more partial to potatoes. Yum!

  2. The pinwheel looks a lot like honeycomb! Good catch on photographing a bee.

  3. I've never seen the top block design. It's very unique and does remind me of bees. I think both blocks are great compliments to the sweet poems & great photos.


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