Category Archives: Food

The Edible Journey: Ethiopia

They definitely saved the best for last. Our final stop on the Catholic Relief Services rice-bowl journey was to Ethiopia where we were to sample “Injera with Atkilt Wat,” or cabbage and crepes. I wasn’t hopeful. Cabbage and crepes? And … Continue reading

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The tale of the mutant meatballs

This, as the title says, is a tale of the mutant meatballs–or, how recipes sometimes develop a mind of their own. That can only happen when you’re unprepared, as I was today. I knew I had ground beef to cook, … Continue reading

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The edible journey: Zambia

Dinner was simmering on the stove, and George and I were both getting hungry. “I think, for the first time, we’re REALLY going to feel like we’re eating in solidarity with the poor,” I warned him. He hesitated for just … Continue reading

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The edible journey: India

I was chopping tomatoes when George wandered past, sticking his head over my shoulder to watch. “What are those for?” he asked. Since it was nearing dinner time, I replied in my best duh! tone of voice. “For dinner, of … Continue reading

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On the road again

George and I are traveling again. Every Friday we visit a different third-world country. We don’t get to see any scenery, but we sure do enjoy a lot of good food. Our mode of transport is the Catholic Relief Services … Continue reading

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But no catsup, please

Today is Wednesday which means, at our house, it’s French toast for breakfast. But when I woke up this morning, French toast didn’t sound appealing. Maybe my system is surfeited with sugar, thanks to all the Christmas cookies, the lemon-meringue … Continue reading

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Switch-up enchiladas

It’s fun to try new recipes–and it’s fun to vary them. It’s the varying that inexperienced cooks are often afraid of. I know I used to be. Back in my early days, I’d find something that looked really good, but … Continue reading

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Guilt-free banana bread

Food that’s healthy doesn’t have to taste like cardboard. I recently tried a recipe where the chef obviously didn’t get the memo. It was billed as “healthy banana bread,” and had whole wheat flour, honey instead of sugar and unsweetened … Continue reading

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Avalanches and apple cake

I have a decision to make: Do I write about avalanches or apple cake? Avalanches can be pretty serious and probably shouldn’t be ignored. I know; I live under one–or rather, under a steady stream of them. We’ve learned how … Continue reading

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The never-ending pea soup story

A few years ago I stumbled onto a pea soup recipe that was certainly different from my mother’s. It had curry and cream in it and was, my family thought, lip-smacking good. Here’s that starting recipe, which I found in … Continue reading

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