Mince Pie Madness

  The Brits are crazy.  As an American I was absolutely sure of it.  Especially at Christmas time. When I first arrived in England, an American bride married to my Yorkshire husband, I was baffled by the fact that at Christmas, the busiest, most stressful, most here-and-there-and-everywhere time of year, they spend this most food-clogged… Continue reading Mince Pie Madness

God Bless the Red Cross

I wasn’t expecting his reaction and it hit me like a blow to the head. During the Arab-Israeli war, we were hastened unceremoniously from Egypt, (where I’d been teaching at a mission school), onto a German freighter, one of the last vessels to leave the country with fleeing, or expelled foreigners. The ship had pulled… Continue reading God Bless the Red Cross

World Food Day

World Food Day “What is your favourite comfort food?  What were your school dinners like?  What was your first taste memory?  What’s it like to plant, grow, and eat your own food?”  Such were the questions buzzing around the group celebrating World Food Day (16th October). It was with relief and delight that I watched… Continue reading World Food Day