Nourishing One Another

Do you read the sidebars in Nourishing Traditions? This one gave me a chuckle. First, Sally Fallon quotes Jacques DeLangre, founder of the Celtic Sea Salt Company:

When a woman stays at home and cooks with good judgement and understanding, peace and happiness result. She thus controls the family’s health and destiny, also her husband’s mood, disposition and feeling, and assures the futures of her children.

Sally then goes on to re-write the quote:

When a woman stays at home and cooks with good judgement and understanding, she watches with satisfaction as her children grow up capable and strong and her husband maintains the good health and disposition that allow him to succeed in his work. She also maintains her own good health into middle age, the period of her life when, her family duties accomplished, she can plunge vigorously into meaningful work and community service in order to bring peace and happiness to the world, while her husband, retired with satisfaction from a successful career, supports her endeavors and cooks with good judgement for her.

What stage in life are you at? Who is doing the cooking in your home?

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Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

Meatless Monday….for the Culturally Challenged


Don't Have a Cow

This is the post that I didn’t think I would have to write. But, in my Facebook status yesterday, I benignly referred to Meatless Monday.  And my friends did not know to what I was referring.  They live in podunk PA towns like Clarks Summit, Scranton, and Mansfield, so they are to be excused.  But, “the little red haired girl”, aka “the vicor’s wife” grew up in Brooklyn, NY, with all that culcha’. “The little red haired girl” is not to be forgiven. True, she keeps moving west and is now in far away O-hi-o, but she still has the Brooklyn accent, so she should, in an attempt to not shame her upbringing, keep up.

So, here is how it works.  On Mondays, one is to refrain from eating all animal products. I did not make up the rules.  Meatless Monday has a website, and once something has a website it is official. Butter, an essential nutrient, will be excused and may be substituted for tofu in any recipes. For those of you stopping by for dinner next Monday, I had planned to make Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, but I have changed my mind.  We will be having Pasta with Eggplant Sauce.  And butter.

Friends, please make a more concerted effort to keep up.  Next thing you will be telling me is that you’ve never heard of Wheatless Wednesday.

Have I Mentioned That I Like Pie?

Thanksgiving is a good day to talk about pie.  Of course, I think that any day is a good day for pie. I’m not going to tell you how to make pie.  I’m only here to tell you how much I LOVE pie. This is a true story: Mike and I were at Lake Swago.  Mike was fishing.  I was in the cottage with the last two pieces of homemade blueberry pie. I looked at them and named them.  This piece is Mike’s.  This is mine.  And then I ate Mike’s.  When he came in, I guiltily told him how I had eaten his pie.  “But there is a piece right there,” he answered.  “NO,” I said, a little too fiercely. “That piece is mine.”

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 19b – 20