Eleven days ago, I launched a challenge to my readers to prevent food waste in some way, big or small, and report back after Easter. Now it's the Tuesday after Easter, and I haven't heard from anyone yet. Did you accept my challenge? Tell me about it in the comments, or link to your own … Continue reading Did you find Jesus anything to eat?
According to the Gospel of Luke, when Jesus was resurrected from the dead and appeared to his disciples, he said, "Have you anything here to eat?" He must have been really hungry after being dead for three days! In that spirit, as Easter approaches, I'm challenging all of you--Christians and everybody else--to do what you … Continue reading Have you anything to eat? a food-waste prevention challenge!
I didn't specifically plan to read about foreign cultures in 2016, but the books I got for Christmas happened to include three translated from Swedish, one translated from Japanese, one set in rural Louisiana, and one about houses around the world--so these are what I've been reading! I reviewed the other two Swedish books last … Continue reading Books from Other Cultures: Japan, Sweden, Louisiana…
Like many families, we don't bake our own bread. We make quick breads sometimes, like Raisin Bran Bread, but baking with yeast is not something that any of us finds soothing or fun or worth the time. We really appreciate the convenience of buying bread that's already neatly sliced and ready to use! The only … Continue reading Seeking the Greatest Sliced Bread
When I was in college, in each September's first meeting of my social organization, a few people would get up and make an earnest speech entitled, "Caffeine Is an Addictive, Psychoactive Drug" in which they tried to convince the new students to respect the power of caffeine by saving it for times when they really … Continue reading Coffee in Moderation: The 7-1-7 Plan
On days like this, when the sky is so heavy with clouds that we never glimpse the sun, and the wind is cold and damp, and it seems like winter will never end . . . I think of Eminem. I guess I don't mean the rapper himself so much as the character he played … Continue reading The City of Slim Shadies
It's the third week of Lent, and if you observe the custom of fasting from land-animal meat on Fridays (or on all the days of Lent) but you normally eat lots of meat, by now you're probably getting tired of fish sticks and macaroni-and-cheese! It's time for something different--and less expensive, too. Here are 5 … Continue reading 5 Fish-Free Family-Friendly Meals for Lent