Archive for November, 2008

Monday, November 24th, 2008

happy thanksgiving / investment opportunity

dear friends and cooks happy thanksgiving. no cooking class this week as im sure we’re all playing hard enough in our friends’ kitchens! we should be having our next class on December 2nd, at 4pm. We will return to the Indian supercontinent for some new dishes, techniques for currying winter greens to keep warm, a […]

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Monday, November 24th, 2008

Sometimes We Walk Alone: Investment Opportunity

SOMETIMES WE WALK ALONE * first public offering: until December 1st * As you may or may not know, I have been working on a book project for the past 2.5 years, since first I completed the Salt March Pilgrimage in March of 2006. I am estimating it’s less than a fortnight away from being […]

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Saturday, November 15th, 2008

The word and the power.

Getting a ride into Seattle a few days ago I realized more of the beauty and danger of this itinerant life. I had attended a conference last week called “We are the Medicine”, put on by a center in Oregon (The Sacred Art of Living and Dying) to help health-care workers understand themselves better in […]

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Saturday, November 15th, 2008

fruitcake redemption

As promised, the recipe for Bob’s fruitcake that was perhaps the third dessert course of our last evening. I have incporated his nutty adjustments and censored aberrant mentions of microwaves. The general consensus was that fruitcake had been redeemed from its supermarket reputation, most likely by the frequent addition of brandy. Note that I had […]

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Friday, November 14th, 2008

pivotal moments in chaplaincy: for the love of the dharma

Pivotal Moments #1 It’s out there, in a Fine Balance, somewhere: An abusive cop Beating our heroes and taking bribes besides. Just to get lessons for his daughter to play the violin Which of my luxuries rest on terror? Waves of great comfort Lightness of load When I get it, there is no away from […]

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

“them done squashed” and the next step forward

good mornings. it’s technically the afternoon and i’m focused on non-recipe parts of my reality today. which means, for you, the following: 1. there are photos of some of the courses from last night’s feast available at http://somethingconstructive.net/photos/squash/ 2. the final menu opened with vietnamese-style salad rolls, filled with lightly sauteed red kuri squash and […]

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Thursday, November 6th, 2008

approaching the big squash

Just a reminder for next’s week cooking class. Armistice Day. November 11th. 4pm. We have some spots left, for the Squash Theme Dinner. I think there should be at least 4 squash courses (soup, salad, main, dessert) with an added Paneer dish (what’s panner?) for variance. The paneer was really, really good. Current thoughts are […]

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

paneer for a new american century

[paneer is an indian farmers’ cheese, like ricotta] empty 8 years of war and depression, within and without. scrub the pot. add half a gallon of milk. agitate with fire, passion, agape, fury, hope, and a medium-high flame. stir to avoid burning. you attention is the best prophylactic available. hold in your hands like a […]

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