The Sword in the Scone #GISH #recipe @PenzeysSpices

I told you yesterday I took part in GISH, which I misnamed: GISH stands for the GREATEST Internet Scavenger Hunt.

The hunt is over, and I’m free to share my piddly three entries.

I forgot to write down the item number for this one. It only said, “The sword in the scone. That is not a typo.”

So I made this:

The basic recipe is Simple Scones from, although I made a couple of changes: In addition to raisins, I also added chopped pecans, cinnamon, and ground cardamom, and sprinkled the top with Penzeys Vanilla Sugar. The original recipe calls for the dough to be patted into a circle and cut into wedges, but I didn’t think that would look stony enough, so I made lumps.

The “sword” is my favorite kitchen knife with an aluminum cross-bar taped on.

This is Item #52, a medieval rotating bookmark made out of string and office supplies. It’s in E. Chris Garrison’s new book, TRANS WITCH.

The final item I submitted, #53, was supposed to be a poem on the magic of nature.

Will I join another GISH? I don’t know. It was fun, but I don’t know that I contributed that much to my team. It did me good, though, and we GISHers raised mad money for charities this weekend, so that was totally worth it.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about having fun for a good cause.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Sword in the Scone #GISH #recipe @PenzeysSpices

  1. joey

    March 16, 2021 at 8:46pm

    Nice! Scones are lovely and I’m sure yours are delish — vanilla sugar, yesssss!
    I never mastered scones and my son has, so I do not, ya know?

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      Marian Allen

      March 17, 2021 at 11:26am

      Scones are pretty much biscuits made with sour cream and/or sweet cream. Kinda-sorta. Congratulations on having someone else to bake them for you, though! Those are the best!

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