Gourmet on the Fly – quick read recipe

Today's recipe turned out so well I had to write this out just as soon as I could. Sometimes "freestyle" works, and it's good to take notes for later. Yes, there are certain principles involved because after all these years I kind of know what I'm doing, but chance and more than a little good …

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A look back at an interesting week via “Photo Friday”

- Rebekah and Derek Maul This week has been more about writing content than sharing photos. So "Photo Friday" is probably a welcome relief for those of you more interested in the pictures! Regardless, here are 4 posts I'd urge you to read if you missed them: A story of three rings Shifting our center …

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Photo Friday tells the story of life, and art, and food, and family

Not forgetting, of course, this week's "Photo-Friday" collection. The categories are: 1) The children. 2) The family. 3) Food. 4) Art. Our granddaughter, Beks, is - always - art. She is mesmerizing in and of herself; but once she begins to have fun and accessorize while out shopping with her mama... well... you can see …

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Beyond Fun to Joy, not mere Eating but Feasting…

And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.” Revelation 19:9 - Old Town Alexandria I likely have two posts today. So be forewarned! First, I have more photos from the DC …

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The Food of Vacation – always an adventure!

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil. Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love all the days of your allotted span of life that have been given to you under the sun …

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Alicia’s Birthday Feast

A few days ago I asked Andrew if Alicia would like me to fix something special for her birthday dinner. "I'd like to be wowed," she said. Clarification came in the form of "Branzino" (which is Italian for Sea Bass). The request was rounded out with "Grilled Asparagus" and then "Risotto." You can tell the …

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Rebekah’s Birthday Treat – Elevating the Human Experience

 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 - Rebekah with the Strawberry Pies Once in a while, especially when there is a birthday involved, …

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When Food is Sacramental: elevating a simple meal to haute cuisine

 But they urged him, saying, “Stay with us. It’s nearly evening, and the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. After he took his seat at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Their eyes were opened and they recognized him,Luke 24:29-31 …

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“Foodie Thursday” – including today’s recipe

On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare    a feast of rich food for all peoples,a banquet of aged wine—    the best of meats and the finest of wines.7 On this mountain he will destroy    the shroud that enfolds all peoples,the sheet that covers all nations;8     he will swallow up death forever.The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears    from all faces;he will remove his people’s disgrace    from all the …

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Coming Out… (as a food blogger)!

Okay, so I'll admit it: views, likes, and shares are important. I could insist that this space is exclusively about sharing the Good News, or the privilege of influencing more people in terms of how they think, but - even though both points are absolutely true - I confess there is a little ego somewhere …

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