Category Archives: Food

What’s For Dinner

I haven’t been in a cooking mood in some time. That changed last week. Two nice batches of vegetable chili and now, dinner tonight. South Asian purists might wince, but no ghee or even butter (alas) to cater to the … Continue reading

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Dressing For Halloween

Some Christians fuss about the 31st of October. I don’t recall this being a thing until this century. Maybe it was in the 60s, but my parents were rather overprotective. We got those suffocating plastic masks and assembled sugary loot … Continue reading

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Free Lunch

Two experiences today in social media. First, a facebook friend mentioned the amount of food way, way past its expiration date they receive at the food bank where she volunteers. My comment on her thread: The American way: let them … Continue reading

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St Ignatius on Drink

The context of this quote is receiving a concern about immigrant students, and their difficulty of adapting to new foods of their host culture. … if health permits someone to habituate himself even to water, beer, or cider where these … Continue reading

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The Rick Santorum Diet

I was noting some headlines involving Rick Santorum’s quote: We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes we have Native Americans but candidly there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture. Some … Continue reading

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Lent, Purim, Reliance on God

This week, we get a brief overlap in our Jewish and Catholic traditions. At Mass today, Esther’s prayer to God: God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have … Continue reading

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Strawberries And …

One advantage to claiming tomato as a fruit is that strawberries with a nice combo of romaine lettuce and black olives topped off with a lite raspberry vinaigrette is not so weird. Ages ago I was on a plane trip … Continue reading

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Late Evening Snack

Some foods I find difficult to cook. Exotic stuff like squid. Cakes from scratch. Eggplant, definitely. That last one is a vegetable I would like to master, but the best I can do with it is meh. And the worst, … Continue reading

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The GMO’s Among Us

A human being who can digest dairy is a GMO. If you are one of these, your digestive tract can make something healthy for you from that milk sugar molecule on the right. This article sums up something I read … Continue reading

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Apple or Pumpkin?

Local sports talk radio was debating the choice yesterday. Growing up, my mom loved to bake and we loved to eat. As I remember it, she made five pies many Thanksgivings: one mincemeat, my dad’s favorite; two pumpkins, and the two … Continue reading

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Lemon Drop Melons

Our local grocery superstore began stocking these a few weeks ago. One of the produce guys was enthusiastic about it. (They usually are if they sniff a sale.) It even has a facebook page. It’s now my favorite melon, and … Continue reading

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First Communion Menu

Today was First Communion for our parish’s youngsters. I had some fun with the group. Neither priest showed up at the group rehearsal yesterday–that’s not a big deal actually. It’s one of the jobs of a liturgist to make sure … Continue reading

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In an alphabetical listing of posts on this web site, we have a new last entry. After church tonight, I sautéed a small zucchini in olive oil. I added poppy seeds. I wanted a hint of sweetness and I noticed the young … Continue reading

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Okay, so I have a few questions about the Australians considering a restoration of year-round Friday abstinence from meat. Why do we need bishops to tell us when not to eat meat? The US bishops have advocated abstinence and fasting … Continue reading

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Lunch Chicken For A Snowy Day

The young miss is in transit. As you see above, white has replaced gray and brown. Meanwhile, below, I have some wok-grilled chicken that I first browned, then poached in tomato juice, and then when it reduced, I poured in … Continue reading

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