Tag Archives: food

Meals: everyday meals, Christian meals.

Tonight I cooked a dinner to please my grandson. He had been assaulted with “vegebals” and a suspicious looking Chicken Cacciatore, so I pleased his palate today with sausage, bacon and chips (=french fries.) But today we did not all … Continue reading

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Give us this day our daily bread.

I just fixed a hot dog for my grandson’s lunch- one of his favourites. Yesterday it was quesadillas. My main worry is his lack of willingness to eat veg, but as his parent survived a similar lack of willingness, I … Continue reading

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Fast reading and slow reading.

I am working through a book with chapters by major thinkers on topics that need me to think as well. Slow going. If I really wanted to post every couple of days, I would avoid that sort of book! If … Continue reading

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Being fat.

All my life I have fought the mainly female past-time of worrying about weight. Won’t diet. This book, Why We Get Fat, by Gary Taubes, was put in my hand to explain why the bit of the family I am … Continue reading

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Subversive meals

Fifty years ago, in teacher training college, I had my first class in Biblical Studies- mainly Hebrew Scriptures. Exciting! The importance of the world views and the narrative that portrayed them had never meant much to me. Until then, in spite … Continue reading

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Beasts. And Chickens.

This week I read two books about animals (other than human.) Coincidentally, and  completely different books. Beasts:what animals can teach us about Human Nature, by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson was the first, and I was attracted by chapter headings on traits we … Continue reading

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What does a “person” look like?

Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi. A world where genetic engineering has spilled out of control, and the companies that produce and market foods are trying to stay one step ahead of the next mutated disease of plant or people.Into this … Continue reading

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