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Relevant Magazine on Beer

Relevant Magazine has good article on Christianity’s Most Enthusiastic Beer Enthusiasts. Nothing you probably dont already know but its good to be reminded, especially when you lift the Guinness to your lips and reflect on church history. It doesn’t feature the excellent micro-brews coming out from the pub churches and modern day monasteries but its worth the…

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Happy Thanksgiving

My wife is American so its customary for me to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Its also customary for us to cook a GINORMOUS turkey dinner and invite everyone and their dog in to eat it with our family. Yep that really is Turkey and Gravy Soda but its made by some other person named…

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South of the Poverty Line: Eating Better

Are you a newbie to poverty? A recent migrant to redundancy? A casualty of the recession? Welcome to South of the Poverty Line! It might be a bummer that you’re here but its not the end of the world. In fact, it might be the beginning of a meaningful journey. It has been that for…

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An Episcopal on Cooking, Parties and Spirituality

While in London a few weeks ago, I read a fantastic little book on food and spirituality by Father Robert Farrar Capon called The Supper of the Lamb. I loved the book, even though it was written in the 60's. Especially because it was written in the 60's. Its still works today! This guy has…

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A Slow and Kind Thanksgiving

We are walking over to a local farm today to pick up our turkey for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving day celebrations. Once again I am happy to report that our celebration will be slow and kind, as well as compassionate, local and free. And it will be a day of good friends and thanksgiving for all God…

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Slow Food Movement and Joshua Viertel

Josh Viertal is speaking here at The Feast and asking how many of us have “recently engaged in an agricultural act.” All of us have, obviously. Josh is President of Slow Food USA, a movement that I have always appreciated. He is talking about school lunches under the Time For Lunch campaign, diabetes, obesity, waste,…

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Slow Sunday

Today is Slow Sunday in the UK, a day to celebrate slowness – slow food, slow pace, slow and enjoyable day. My family is cooking a slow stew with beef bones today but the fact is that we changed over to a slow food menu for Sunday a long time ago and have been sticking…

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Willy Wonka Party

This is a record of our Willy Wonka birthday party last week and in particular, the media, food and games we created for it in the few hours before the party. Maybe it will be helpful to others doing the same thing. Thats me on the left, dressed up as Willy Wonka. I welcomed people…

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Cruelty-Free Chicken Runs

Update: Tesco criticised for £2 chickens and rightly so. Talk at the pub last night revolved around cruelty-free diets and the effect of the recent Chicken Run Series on Channel 4 by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. I really liked what Hugh did and what he was trying to achieve in making his town completely free range. For…

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Grace to Ewe: Our Cruelty-Free Diet

UPDATE: See the latest on our cruelty-free chicken co-operative and what we think of Hugh Fearning-Whittingstall’s Chicken Run series right here. Some of you are asking what i mean by "Cruelty-Free", as in our Cruelty-Free Christmas Feast that we enjoyed a few days ago. I didnt want to post on this right before you started…

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Our Cruelty-Free Christmas Feast

I am not a man given to boasting, but if i must boast, let me boast in the Lord’s bountiful provision of game, seafood, grass fed beef, and the many culinary blessings of the Orkney Islands. Especially around Christmas time. We have been working on our Christmas feast since summer and are really excited about…

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New Scottish Beer: The Island Bere

Fabulous beer called “Island Bere” launched last night at the Stromness Hotel in Orkney. So good, in fact, that i had to go all the way home to get my wife. Lucky that we live only a few doors down. This is Debbie and I congratulating Sonny Priest, the brewmaster from Valhalla Brewery in Shetland…

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Kiwi Mission Diet

“The kiwi~mission~diet is simply an spirituality exercise that invites each of us to reflect on our lifestyles and timestyles.” Steve Taylor, who is giving a 3-week challenge for bloggers to eat for half the price and send the leftover (money, not food) to global mission causes. He also provides menus and shopping lists. Where and…

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The Fatkins Diet

I am way too skinny and have decided to gain some weight for the summer. I am creating a new diet called The Fatkins Diet which i believe will give me some extra poundage. Hannah, my 6 year old daughter is going to join me. Firstly, i am giving up tea and coffee, or at…

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You had me at Halal

Every Friday I buy some halal meat to go with our pizzas, since we get a number of Muslim young people from our neighbourhood coming for an action movie and to cook their own pizza in our oven. I actually didn’t buy any this week, since we had so many other friends coming. We had…

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Vespas and Coffee

In SE London, I met the good people at CMS (Church Mission Society) and we went out for coffee at this wicked cool coffee shop – It is a shop for used Vespas and old Italian coffee machines. In the back are tables and chairs. You can smell the engine oil and the coffee is…

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