So, it’s 2017 now. I’m in that group of people who wants to make New Year’s resolutions, but doesn’t keep them well. I’ve made ill-fated resolutions about losing weight so many times that I’ve given up on them. I’ll try these ten non-resolutions instead: Try to keep my sodium intake down. That should help with… Continue reading Ten non-resolutions for 2017
I wouldn’t make a habit of it. Picked up, with other Japanese groceries, at Hana, after services at Universalist National Memorial Church.
A memento of yesterday’s dinner. Also some evidence that a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner is possible and (I hope you’ll agree) attractive.
I’m used to controversy, but I’m really wading into deep water now. What is the appropriate food to serve with coffee after church? I ask out loud to combat snack inflation and to make the task — if it needs to be a task at all — easier to overtaxed church volunteers. Let me paint… Continue reading Please join us after the service for …what?
Our little Daisy the Dog suffered an injury earlier this week. She’s now under going treatments, and because she’s in a good bit of pain gets pain management medication. This means pills, and she’s not a good pill taker at the best of times. Because she’s already distressed — and not eating — we’ve relented… Continue reading Asking you for a meat offset
The 1912 copy of the Universalist Register I wrote about had illustrations and advertising in the back. Such fun. One of the images was of one of the locations of the Universalist Publishing House, then on Boylston Street, very close to the Arlington Street Church. The building is still there, perhaps incorporated into the building… Continue reading Universalist Register 1912: Dining with the Universalists
The General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association has the twin powers of drawing a lot of interested people and at the same time stretching budgets past their breaking points. One of the pain points is food. (I recall first-hand the problem of scavenging for food at GA when I was younger.) This is an… Continue reading Eating cheaply at General Assembly
Well I was a little surprised I was able to finish my first book on my 2014 book list so quickly. Less a review to follow than a few notes. Daniel Sack’s 2000 Whitebread Protestants: Food and Religion in American Culture — despite the title — is a quick but academic review of mainline Protestant… Continue reading 2014 book list: Whitebread Protestants
Like most Southerners, I want black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. My husband and I thought this was the right time to inaugurate my late grandmother’s West Bend Slo-Cooker. My father discovered it years ago when he was cleaning out his mother’s house. And wonders of wonders: the cooker, a bank account premium — if… Continue reading Starting the new year, family style
If you’re thinking about giving money for Philippines storm relief, please seriously consider giving money to the World Food Program USA. Perhaps you’ve heard about rations — “high energy biscuits” — being flown in. The WFP provides these, and that’s the kind of practical we-need-that-now help needed now. More info about the high energy biscuits… Continue reading If you’re thinking about giving money for Philippines storm relief