We lose our bearings when we attempt to satisfy ourselves with what is counterfeit, false, and fundamentally unsatisfying. Here in the west we’re trained in excess, instructed to consume more, and misled by advertising designed to facilitate profit to the extent that we double down on the “more is better” philosophy. In consequence, we load up on what cannot satisfy, hoping that sheer volume will make the difference. But it never will.
this was also a subtle reminder that there’s always something to learn, new flavors to engage, ideas that we haven’t considered before. This is what we learn from people who are not like us, groups who make us nervous, other ethnicities, immigrants, folk we don’t usually associate with.
final of three Blue Apron reviews from the kitchen at Maul-Hall
Here, as promised, is my latest “Blue Apron” recipe review – our second such meal this week. Friday evening I prepared the Spicy Shrimp Coconut Curry. This time I’m awarding the meal a grade of “B-minus,” having lost a few points for less-than-stellar directions. Once again, the flavor profile was … Continue Reading Second Blue Apron review – Shrimp Coconut Curry
Our first meal was the Moroccan Chicken with Prunes and Brown Rice. It was excellent, and I’d give it a solid “B” on my rating scale
I know, I know – “Tales from the Great Adventure” is supposed to feature “inspirational” posts, hooking in with the “adventure” lens through which I’m viewing (and experiencing) 2017. But believe me when I tell you that great food is most definitely inspirational, and taking food preparation beyond the mundane … Continue Reading Long Live Dinner! (another foodie post)
Thanks to our Richmond family, “Christmas Day Two” turned out to be a much more exuberant gift exchange. At five and three, David and Beks are the most precious, precocious, priceless of children, and they have already learned both to give and receive with unusual grace.
…So that’s pretty much where we are as of today – moving toward Christmas not only with anticipation for the coming of the King, but also in anticipation of continued healing – even if it is excruciatingly slow sometimes. “I hope, Lord; my whole being hopes…”
For Rebekah and me, this is the single most important facet of a great vacation. We simply enjoy fo
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:19 Rebekah and I are finishing off the final few days of our vacation here in Richmond with Naomi, … Continue Reading breathing new life into old structures (kind of like God is with the church)
One of the best things about staying in a house rather than a hotel is having a kitchen. This week we limited ourselves to one lunch and one dinner “out,” then I’ve been Rebekah’s personal chef for everything else. We found a fresh seafood market near the Crab Shack, scored … Continue Reading so this happened… Emerald Isle, the food edition
“And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” – Genesis 1:31 I’m not sure that wedding anniversaries can find a better venue than a beach house on the Emerald Isle. Add … Continue Reading the outer banks, hole-in-the-wall crab shacks, and all that is good…