OK, there's no really strong Dominican connection with St. Therese that we know of...we just love her! We have two sisters in our community named for her! We chose this picture because it's so different from what you usually see in connection with St. Therese...she was sweet, sure, but she was also tough!
We especially today invoke St. Therese's blessing as we are having our first-ever bazaar! It will be held at St. Andrew's Church in Lufkin, TX from 9 AM to 2 PM today. If you are in the area, please drop by and check out all the great stuff! (This bazaar is why we've been so quiet on the blog front recently!!) We will be bringing you more about the bazaar in days to come.
Also would like to answer some questions that have come up about the bananas! Regarding fruit flies...we have never had a problem with this. We have a statue of St. Martin de Porres in the kitchen which is supposed to deter mice but maybe he keeps fruit flies away too! (We don't have mice either. Or any kind of vermin in the kitchen. Thanks, St. Martin!!) Regarding the preparation and timing...We usually let them set on top of the gas stove (pilot light on) for several days, turning them about once a day. You know they're ready when they're all dried out but still flexible. You can cover them with a towel or net if you have trouble with flies, etc. You can do them in the oven too but they need to be watched. We have burned some by mistake!