Category Archives: Food

Recipe tell-all

Usually when I post food blogs, I’m writing about healthy choices in our menu. If you’ve come to expect that from me, don’t finish this article. Now that you’re forewarned, I’ll preface this by saying that you all probably have … Continue reading

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Bean cakes? Who knew

It’s Lent again. In fact, we’re halfway through it, and that means George and I are halfway through the third-world recipes that come each year with the Catholic Relief Services’ rice bowls. I don’t intend to write here about praying, … Continue reading

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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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