Archive for April 2012

Faith as small as a poblano seed

Faith as small as a poblano seed
So we joined the neighborhood community garden, our neighbors and us.  Two families working a 9 x 9 patch that’s heavy on the inherited rhubarb. One of our neighbors, Kat, sat with me and we talked of what we wanted to plant.  She drew a beautiful map of the garden.  She is an artist. The... Read more »

Greek Easter in a box

Greek Easter in a box
So I’m awaiting an important box from my mother-in-law.  She sends us Easter every year, or at least as much of it as you can fit in a box. It has not been our Easter yet.  Orthodox Easter falls after Passover, so we celebrate this coming Sunday.  In addition to our Holy Week services, our... Read more »

The eggs may have changed but the brunch remains the same

The eggs may have changed but the brunch remains the same
Red eggs. That’s what they do for Easter, the Orthodox. Red. Just red. This news was so bewildering to me—long before I joined the Orthodox Church—that I couldn’t process it at all. For years, actually. After all, how can you even have Easter with only red Easter eggs? But now the traditions of Orthodoxy are... Read more »
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A Feast Recollected During the Fast

A Feast Recollected During the Fast
At my overpriced market cabbage was sixteen cents a pound recently.  Sixteen cents!  Time to stock up, clearly. But really, how much cabbage can one actually use?  How many dishes can you make out of it? This blue light special on cabbage brought to mind a wonderful feast of cabbage rolls my family had this... Read more »