Happy Holidays. Happy chocolate mousse that is somehow vegan.

Happy belated Thanksgiving. Happy Christmas season. Happy recipes for chocolaty goodness.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetMy husband gave a sermon to our church that I thought I would share before we got into the recipe.

He talked of Christmas and giving and how it has become a holiday of consumption – it is not a new occurrence, just watch A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965).

Of course we won’t stop giving gifts as a part of the season. But we should become more thoughtful with our gifts and time. Considering the season is based in joy, hope, peace, and love, the message was incredibly relevant. He created an acronym to challenge some of our Christmas attitudes and traditions: GIFT.

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September Slow-Food Dinner, Panic! Bread

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This past weekend we hosted a dinner party of sorts. I began talking about it at the beginning of summer while I was planting our food garden. I was inspired to have a dinner centered around food that was grown or caught – to bring us all closer to our food, shed light on what foods are local, how much hard work goes growth, care, and preparation, and hopefully to feel some satisfaction turning little seeds into a nourishing meal. Continue reading “September Slow-Food Dinner, Panic! Bread”

Salvation, Fried Green Tomatoes

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I thought the first blog post would be about my passions, my life, and my goals. It would have highlighted what I was planning on writing on: food, cooking, coffee, gardening, people. . .  As a precursor to writing, I have spent the last week reading beautifulblogs and came away feeling completely unoriginal. I felt I had no new or fresh ideas to add. And maybe I don’t . . .  but I was inspired to write,

something happened,

tragedy struck!

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