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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Does Food Inflation have to Mean Compromised Flavor?

Why spend money on what is not bread,    and your labor on what does not satisfy?Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,    and you will delight in the richest of fare. Isaiah 55:2 I believe the top "food" topic on everyone's mind right now has to be cost. This morning I reviewed our retirement budget, a …

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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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When every meal together is a special time of thanksgiving – three simple recipes

- North Carolina writer Derek Maul It has been a while since I wrote anything under the "Foodie" post label. Not that Rebekah and I have failed to eat with our usual enthusiasm, so much as that I have not had the available time to cook with the necessary level of concentration and creativity. This …

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Photo Friday

I've got peace like a riverI've got love like an oceanI've got joy like a fountain in my soulI've got peace like a riverI've got love like an oceanI've got joy like a fountain in my soul Ah, today is "Photo-Friday" and a chance to share a few short thoughts with the extra pictures. Grandchildren, …

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birthday notes, comfort food, and an epic card

But the godly will flourish like palm trees    and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.    They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit;    they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The Lord is just!    He is my rock!Psalm 92:12-15 - good job on the …

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This story is – first – ours to live before it can be told

- Naomi's creation, enjoyed at the coffee table with the children and "Hamilton" Just a short post this morning in response to the "Evening of food and entertainment with Naomi" provided by our daughter. She cleaned the kitchen, prepared dinner, introduced us to our first viewing of "Hamilton," then cleaned the kitchen again. The meal …

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Images of life and light

- Derek Maul lives and writes in NC This week, with family coming in later today and a crazy weekend on tap, I am shifting to "Photo-Thursday." I am honestly not sure what my posting schedule will be like over the next four to five days. Fortunately I have some fun images to share. So …

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Delicious Sea Bass from Chef Derek!

- Chef Derek! Having already posted - or re-posted - a fun "Santa" blog from last Christmas ("The Day Santa Showed Up for Lunch"), I think I'll offer a food column for this morning. It's been a few weeks since I shared something delicious and we're past due for sure. I don't remember having prepared …

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because this week needs to wrap up with good news, good vibes, and goodness in general

May the words of my mouth    and the meditation of my heartbe pleasing to you,    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.Psalm 19:14 - Good eats cheers! (Dogfish Head IPA) This week's "Photo-Friday" is going to have a bit of a food theme. First, and you already know this, because of how much I enjoy great food. Plus, …

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