Tag Archives: bakery

Along a Country Street: Thursday Doors

Future and a Hope

scraps of hope

Later that night, Cream used scraps from the banquet meal to rescue a scraggly cat living in a city dumpster.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

Plein-air coloring site: Goliath Wall.

goliath wall

Goliath Wall.

For I was Hungry

hope banquet

Invited by a New York City bakery to serve her peach pocket pies at a banquet honoring Civil War veterans, Cream realized her hope that the pies encouraged those who had served their country.

“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”
Proverbs 13:12 KJV

Plein-air coloring site: Wolftever Creek Greenway.

wolftever creek greenway

Old mill.

Blessings and Cursings

pineapple upside-down

In San Francisco, the captain abandoned June on the dock. Joseph Kingman, who lived on Nob Hill, found June and placed her in his estate kitchen. Kingman’s son, Jake, worked as a sous chef and owned a fishing vessel, the Swordfish. In a holiday showdown for top chef, June’s pineapple upside-down cake with toasted macadamia crust won the competition.

“And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.”
Genesis 27:41 KJV

Justice Seeking

sweet revenge

Susanna found it hard to imagine justice without breaking a commandment. If provided with an endless supply of blueberries, she could re-open the bakery, install that new stove, and build herself a luxury cabin.

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
Romans 12:19 KJV

Reaching Higher


When the laundry overwhelmed Susanna, she searched her memory for Scriptures to recite. She surprised herself and June with more bakery plans for the next ship that would anchor at Agate Beach.

“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
Psalm 61:2 KJV

He Loves Me

peace pie

As they created their raspberry peach peace pie, the Sheriff shared how he got his nickname, Howie: “Walking home from school one warm spring day with Montana and his older brother, the sky-blue pond on our ranch beckoned. His brother nudged me and said, ‘You first.’ Jumped in; brrrrr, I still feel icy just in sharin’ the story; jumped out, yelling.”

“No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.”
Matthew 9:16 KJV

He Loves Me Not

pie tasting

Sheriff Hueston believed the delicious gossip about the other bakery in town until he tasted his piece of the pie.

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

He Loves Me Not

mississippi mud pie

When duty called, Sheriff Hueston never could follow Susanna’s recipe for Mississippi Mud Pie.

“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”
Psalm 86:5 KJV


cameos orchard valley

After the telegraph halted the Pony Express riders, Susanna opened a bakery next to her apple orchard. Pa and Ma visited from Fort Refuge for the Thanksgiving holiday. Cowboy Montana and his pinto mustang, Pepper, kept Caleb and Rosita’s nearby ranch in good repair. Montana gentled Chili for Susanna. Sheriff “Howie” Hueston walked with feet of peace throughout Orchard Valley.

“And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;”
Genesis 28:3 KJV