• Posts Tagged ‘food’

    il cuoco della villa

    by  • September 23, 2012 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Several years ago, NPR ran a story in which they asked several award winning photographers to describe the best photograph they never took: a moment when they saw the picture and didn’t raise the camera. Then they asked them to tell why they chose to simply hold the image in their respective memories. Most...

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    lenten journal: reflection

    by  • March 18, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    there are days I lay awakeat night and wonder even worry about what’s to comebecause the future feels like a past due account and I have already spent my timethinking about tomorrowputting the tense in present there are nights like thiswhen I fall asleep holding on to the day like the last bite of...

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    advent journal: first supper

    by  • December 24, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    we have several mangers on our mantle made of materials from ‘round the worldeach a collection of the usual suspectsalong with a contingent of livestock but there’s no food the magi made the effort to bringincense and offerings, but not onecovered dish made the journeythe shepherds too were empty handed on his way out...

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    advent journal: penultimate

    by  • December 21, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    penultimate on this tuesday nightwe sat around the tableas though we hadall the night we wantedto eat and drink and laugh and talk and hopewe even had time for pie tomorrow night our prodigal planetwill wander as faras it ever does fromthe light of the sunand then start back what a gift that we...

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    catching a glimpse

    by  • January 25, 2011 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Early Saturday afternoon, after we had spent the morning unpacking the last of the boxes from our move (last August), Ginger and I slipped out of the house for lunch together at a new Cuban sandwich shop that opened only last Thursday in downtown Durham called Old Havana. I had scouted it out on...

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    by  • January 21, 2011 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I talked to one guy todaywho got tired of constructionand “making the wrong people rich,” which was as far as he got before another, who used to work with an autistic kid, asked for help –we were cooking breakfasttogether for folks at the shelterwho stood single file for sausage, oatmeal, and eggs. As they...

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    dinner time

    by  • January 8, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    After another wonderful Friday Night Dinner, I offer these words of hope and thanks. dinner time at the end of the daywhen the day’s had its wayand we sit at the table togetherthere is something profoundin being gathered aroundto give thanks for both table and tether bring your joy and your painand let’s gather...

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    sunday sonnet #3

    by  • September 7, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I had a church-less weekend since Sunday was my turnto stay at home with Reuben, who is ailing;I planted in the garden and gave the beds a turnWhile he sat and snored and set the “z”s a-sailing. I was not there to stand in line to taste the Bread and Cup,the food that’s fed...

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    lenten journal: re-reading our lives

    by  • March 19, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Today was the first day of the week that I have not had to go from school to the Duke restaurant. Instead, I came home to cook dinner. OK, first I took a basketball nap, meaning I dozed off watching first round games of the NCAA Men’s Tournament, and then I went grocery shopping,...

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    lenten journal: thirty-seven times

    by  • March 12, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Abel spent the afternoon prepping the vegetable plate: slicing shiitakes and scallions, reducing the risotto, and spreading the mixture onsheet pans to let it cool. Then he enlisted me to make the rice balls and roll them in Japanese breadcrumbs.He cut sweet potatoes, blanched greens, and roasted garlic to make the cream sauce. The...

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