Category Archives: family

CARING FOR OURSELVES 

“Home again, home again, jiggety jog.” My daddy always said this phrase from the old Mother Goose rhyme when we pulled into the driveway after a road trip. Even though I wasn’t gone long, I’m always glad to return, just … Continue reading

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WEEKEND WEATHER REPORT 

Welcome to the weekend! I’m drinking coffee on a rainy morning. Folks say if you don’t like the weather in Arkansas, wait a day or so. It’s going to be different, no matter what the weather gurus say.  Our sunny … Continue reading

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Food, Medicine and Time

Hippocrates was one smart dude. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is this healer’s complete quote. He cared for the sick in Greece in the early 4th century BCE. Of course, he didn’t have access to … Continue reading

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FRESH CRANBERRY APPLE WALNUT COMPOTE

My grandmother always made a special side dish for the family gatherings on the high holidays. If you serve it in a fancy dish and call it by a fancy pants name, all the better.  If it’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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SCIENCE, FOOD, AND CULTURAL TRENDS

When I was a kid, modern was all the rage. If a family had a washer, dryer, cook stove, and a refrigerator in their home, plus indoor plumbing and hot and cold running water, they were first class. I was … Continue reading

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Real Food, Real Chef, Real Delight!

My sister in the faith and my best friend throughout my years of ministry have on occasion been privileged to serve in towns near one another. I’ve watched her children grow up from babies to young women who now are … Continue reading

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Restorative Power of Real Food 

I live in a tourist town, so I’ve access to many wonderful restaurants for fine dining, as well as many mom and pop diners. I have friends, who also live here, who swear by Blue Apron and other fresh meal … Continue reading

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