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Every Meal A Feast

Having just completed the Christmas holiday and feast, I got to thinking about the ritual aspects of the holiday beyond the presents and sweets, even beyond Santa and Jesus. The philosopher Joseph Campbell described the tradition of decorating the Christmas … Continue reading

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7 Reasons To Pick Your Own Fruit

Gathering your own food is a very basic human survival function that many people never experience in this day and age, but spending some time to pick your own fruit can have other benefits besides the ripe, delicious fruit you … Continue reading

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From Code Monkey to Iron Chef

On a recent team outing for our IT department, I participated in an “Iron Chef” style competition at the Culin Aeire school of cooking in Washington, D.C. Two weeks before the contest, we were grouped into teams of two or three and the “secret ingredient” was revealed to be: goat cheese. Continue reading

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Favorite Dishes: Shepherd’s Pie

It’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day anymore – Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty meal for any of the cold, blustery months. A comfort food with lots of good veg, Shepherd’s Pie always pleases. While it takes a bit of effort, it can feed many and makes great leftovers. Continue reading

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