Orthodox Africa: Creating Synergy in missions one partnership at a time

This is a wonderful non-profit that I think many of you, dear readers, will appreciate.  Please read about them here. Periodically, I will be sharing news about the various missions they support.  The latest is about an orphanage that has the opportunity to purchase land where they can have a permanent location instead of renting [...]



I love Sundays.  I always have.  I don't know why. Growing up the Sunday routine was always as follows:  get up, go to church, come home and get changed.  We always had our main meal at noon on Sunday, prepared by Grandmom.  It always was (at least as far as I can remember) some kind [...]

No-Knead Bread

This bread recipe is unbelievably easy...and even more delicious than any other bread I've ever made. The crust is very crusty and crunchy. The inside is soft and moist. It is a traditional tasting Italian bread like I haven't had in years. This is definitely a keeper. Just in case you can't hear him well, [...]

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”

Dear Readers, I commend to you a book entitled The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals written by Michael Pollan.  It was listed as one of the 10 best book of the year in The New York Times Book Review. On the back cover, the small taste tester says the following: “Today, buffeted [...]

This is my life

Carmen over at MTTSM has a child who is food allergic to peanuts.  The post linked is my life.  Not because I have a child with food allergies, but because it is I who has the food allergies.  Last night the hubster took me out to dinner to celebrate the good ending of my fall semester [...]

Spaghetti & Crabs

At the request of my blog-friend Matthew, I post my Grandmother's recipe for Spaghetti and Crabs.  Matthew, this is one of those recipes that has no measurements.  I will do my best to approximate the amounts.  Since you are an excellent chef, I doubt you'll have many problems recreating it and enhancing it! Tomato Gravy [...]