The Monastic Bow

Daily Lectio
If you step inside a monastery or view a monastic choir, one thing that may strike you is that we do a lot of bowing.  What is this bow all about? We bow when entering the Church, during the liturgy, and to each other and to guests.  Bowing becomes part of our custom and way of life.   It is a way of giving respect and honor to the other - a letting go of my own self importance.  Like the sign of the cross, the bow is a body prayer.
As I bow, I am reminded of the earth and my own littleness
November 30, 2010 Read More

Feast of All Saints of the Benedictine Family

Daily Lectio
Today we celebrate Benedictine saints.  As Cistercians we include our saints as well, the famous ones like St Bernard and the many unknown holy monks and nuns who have lived their monastic life in fidelity and love.  At Lauds (Morning Praise) this morning, we read the following proclamation from the Rule of St Benedict:
As we progress in this way of life and in faith, we shall run on
November 13, 2010 Read More

HONEY CHIPOLTE PECANS

Abbey Cooks
These nuts are simply wonderful. Sweet and spicy. They will be a welcome addition to any holiday buffet. This recipe was developed especially for Honeycooks by Bob, a friend of the monastery and a retired caterer.


1.c Original creamed honey

¼ c sugar

1 tsp ground chipolte chiles (or powder)

2 c pecan halves

course kosher salt


• In a heavy frying pan, bring honey sugar & chipolte to a boil (med-high), stirring until sugar dissolves.
November 13, 2010 Read More

Mello Miso Dressing

Abbey Cooks
This dressing is very easy to prepare and can be used as a salad dressing as well as a sauce or dip for vegetables. Great for Miso lovers.

1/4 cup olive oil (can substiture canola oil)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Mellow White Miso
1 1/2 TBS brown rice vinegar or lemon juice
2 level TBS Original Creamed Honey
1
TBS green onion or shallot

Blend together in a blender until dressing is smooth
October 26, 2010 Read More

Honey Glaze for Beets

Abbey Cooks
This is a modification of a recipe found on the packaging of a pack of butter from Organic Valley. We use Monastery Creamed Honey instead of maple syrup and our own home grown herbs. Although the original recipe uses this glaze only for beets, I think it would be a nice glaze on winter squashes as well.

Mix together in a large skillet:

2 TBS balsamic vinegar
2 heaping TBS Orange flavored Creamed Honey
2 TBS Salted Butter
2 t
October 26, 2010 Read More
Latest Blog
The Call

The Call

January 17, 2021

The theme of ‘call’ is the focus of the rea...

Daily Lectio

Daily Lectio

April 26, 2020

Click "Read More" to connect to the latest from Sr. Ger...

Monastery Lentils

June 02, 2019

A popular Guest House recipe that is vegan, easy to mak...

Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

December 25, 2020

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upo...

Sign Up For Our Email List

I'm Also Interested In:

Thank you for your love and support!

The Sisters of Redwoods Monastery