Sacred Spaces

May 24

Sacred Spaces

WHAT IS SACRED SPACE? The concept of sacred space can be approached from many perspectives, leads to deeper thinking and feeling, and so makes a great well from which to draw questions for the Saturday Salon hat: Where is your sacred space? If you don’t have one, why? Is sacred space a place God dwells and humans should not enter? Is sacred space a place you go...

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ECON 101

Apr 05

ECON 101

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO? For that matter, where does it come from, and why don’t we have more of it? Robert Reich’s 2013 documentary, Inequality for All, explains the facts clearly. We hear a lot about the 1% and the growing gap between not just the rich and the poor, but the rich and the middle class. This one’s worth watching. Here are the...

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Chocolat!

Dec 09

Chocolat!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE? Dark? Milk? Belgian seashells? Cadbury easter eggs? Ghirardelli? Godiva? My favorite comes in a tin box every Christmas:  Crate and Barrel sea-salt caramels! Looking for unique chocolate gift ideas, check out these sites: World Chocolate Guide World’s Strangest Chocolates Serve something new at your next Saturday Salon… ...

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Warming Winter Soups

Dec 08

Warming Winter Soups

GRANDMA NOT THERE TO MAKE YOU a nice bowl of hot soup when the temperature drops? Make your own!  Soup is one of the most forgiving dishes to make, and if you double the recipe, you’ll have lotsa bowls of love to give away to neighbors and friends who will really appreciate it this time of year.  Easy, inexpensive and a family favorite.  Hopefully you saved...

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“Down Home” Hash Brown Casserole

Sep 22

“Down Home” Hash Brown Casserole

SOMETIMES HEALTHY IS OVERRATED! For a real crowd pleaser, this cheesy hash-brown recipe fits the bill.  It’s perfect for your next Saturday Salon as it can be made ahead and like all casseroles, feeds appetites large and small. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Combine 1 c sour cream, 3 c sharp cheddar cheese, 1 2-lb bag frozen hash browns, 1 c finely chopped yellow...

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Grilled Chicken Adobo

Jul 24

Grilled Chicken Adobo

TANGY, DELICIOUS AND QUICK, Grilled Chicken Adobo also rates for being gluten-free and Almost-Paleo, if you use Tamari soy sauce (even the regular grocery stores carry it now).  I think Kikkoman also makes a g.f. soy sauce. Easy to make, inexpensive, and won’t heat up your kitchen on a hot afternoon.   Ingredients chicken legs/thighs w/skin (organic,...

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