by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Sunday, January 23, 2011
Hildegard's Spelt Bread
Not to worry, though...I had an idea...
"Saint Hildegard von Bingen lived from 1098 to 1179 in Germany. She joined a Benedictine convent in Disibodenberg and became the Abbess at the age of 35. St. Hildegard had visions all her life, which helped her see God’s wisdom and be seen as a prophet. She wrote down what God told and showed her through these visions and published many volumes on science, medicine and theology.
She was also very outspoken, going on missionary trips and preaching in other cloisters and in market places. Today, there is a revivalist culture around her teachings, especially her teachings on how to eat to stay healthy and many of her medicinal and herbal remedies."
*Update: at the suggestion of Elizabeth, I toasted up a thinnish slice for breakfast this morning, then spread some nice, pungeant whole grain mustard on top and layed some of my favorite shaved ham over that. It. Is. EXCELLENT! Thanks, Elizabeth ☺.
This post is linked to:
*Bread Baking Buddies-January '11 (in conjunction w/ Bread Baking Babes)
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.