The poem submissions were impressive. Audrey Kletscher Helbling's poem caught my attention since I follow her blog. In fact there is a link at header of my blog titled:
mnprairieroots.wordpress.com to it.
This is her poem
Quotes From a Survivor
He could not conquer the bridge.
But he would climb above the pain and uncertainty.
Garrett's words still stick with me:
"It's the top of the mountain that puts us closest to heaven."
by Audrey Kletscher Helbling, Faribault, MN
go to her linkhttp://mnprairieroots.wordpress.com/
to read her recent posting about Garrett Ebling, a survivor of the 35 W bridge collapse, who was the inspiration for her published poem.
Body of Water
An egret flies
across the river
with a fluid,
sweep of wings.
by Kirsten Dierking, Arden Hills, MN
Blackberry Bourbon Sauced Salmon Fillets
Cook's notes: This is a healthy dinner or lunch served with fresh fruit or a salad.
Cabin cooking can present its challenges when I want to try a recipe and do not have all the ingredients on hand. Closest small grocery store 9 miles away. So I had to skip putting actual blackberries in the sauce and work with what I had on hand.
This is enough sauce for one large salmon fillet for 2 people. Double if serving more than 2
- 2 TB. brown sugar
- 2-3 TB. bourbon
- 2 TB. low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. dried ginger
- 1 large heaping TB. Blackberry Preserves
- 1 TB. fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp garlic (from a jar)
- 1/2 pint blackberries
- salmon fillet
- freshly ground pepper
- Grill salmon on foil adding on top of fillets:3 lemon slices, 1 TB. parsley flakes, fresh basil, and a few onion slices
- While salmon is cooking on the stove in a small saucepan (low heat) add rest of ingredients whisk, and bring to a slow boil, stirring often
- Remove from heat when starts to boil
- Add blackberries in at end
Place cooked salmon fillets on a plate and drizzle with Blackberry Sauce over top