Archive for June 2012

Medicine, poison, and sweet nostalgia: Rhubarb

Medicine, poison, and sweet nostalgia: Rhubarb
If you’re like me you don’t give much thought to rhubarb.  It’s a little obscure and old-fashioned; it has a short, overpriced appearance in the grocery store each May and June ($2.99 a pound, anyone?); and it doesn’t even taste good.  Unless you add buckets of sugar, it’s just too sour. But you may have... Read more »

This bread represents WHAT?

“This bread we have baked represents each  one of us in this family,” says the prayer we recite after baking the prosphora, or communion bread. Every time, this sort of shocks me.  Fascinates me.  Mildly appalls me. How can it be that altar bread represents us–how can something so sacred and central to our faith... Read more »