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August 19, 2022

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

By this time of the summer, I am always awash in fruit. I love it…and I hate it. Harvesting your own produce is time sensitive, messy, and exhausting. Yet there is nothing that I love better in this world than homemade peach pie and homemade peach jam. Overflowing trees leads to an overflowing kitchen, for which I am blessed.

 » Read more about: Phrases with Fruit  »

July 9, 2021

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

“I always thought that tea was just gonna taste like hot brown water. And you know what? I was right. It’s horrible. No, thank you.” – Ted Lasso

Because some places are starting to open up and because I see hope creeping back into our language for the first time in a long while, I thought I would collect a few lovable quotes from two very different sources.

 » Read more about: Pooh (and Lasso) Corner  »

June 26, 2020

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Bread is of universal importance. Since nearly every culture has a type of bread used for celebration, ceremony and comfort, today’s blog breaks bread in the form of an invitation for community. Thank you for joining me today.

First, I want to share my favorite bread with you: Pão de Queijo. As you read,

 » Read more about: Breaking Bread  »

July 27, 2018

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Food is often thought of in terms of comfort, enjoyment, family gatherings, and parties. We have barbecues in summer and stews in winter. Messy finger foods accompany sporting events and polite finger foods accompany baby showers. These things are linked by their participation in custom. Custom (or convention), as discussed in the Syntopicon, stems from public opinion.

 » Read more about: Betty Crocker Culture  »

June 15, 2018

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

“A wise man always eats well.” – Chinese proverb

MFK Fisher (a friend and contemporary of Julia Child) first published How to Cook a Wolf in 1942 in the midst of World War II. The book deals with domestic stresses during war time, especially those related to food rations. The essays deal with economic purchasing and energy savings,

 » Read more about: How to Cook a Wolf  »

January 19, 2018

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Did you know that nearly 70% of social media revolves around food? Seriously, we want everyone to know our favorite recipe, menu, restaurant, table-setting, drink or dinnertime. So many photos of food exist on Pinterest and Facebook it would spin your head. Why do we spend this much time on food?!

There are many answers,

 » Read more about: Kitchen Expert  »

September 2, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire certainly discusses the idea of taste. He has a very rigid understanding of what classical Roman art should be. In fact, according to Gibbon, the stagnation of Rome’s art is one indicator of Rome’s decline. Gibbon writes,

“The triumphal arch of Constantine still remains a melancholy proof of the decline of the arts,

 » Read more about: A Discussion of Taste  »

August 19, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Harvest time is a bittersweet time for me. With the wonderful fruit, comes long hours of picking, canning and packaging. The weather also changes, days get shorter and the winter schedule is much tighter than summer’s. Change can be difficult to deal with, mostly because we live in moments that make us think of permanence. And, as many artists,

 » Read more about: Harvest Time  »

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