Church in the Home
This coming Saturday is the Feast of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. One of the things that we like to do on that day (aside from attending the Liturgical services and observing the strict fast day) is to refrain from eating any foods that are round in shape (mainly fruits and vegetables) and to serve our meals in bowls rather than on plates or platters in remembrance of Herodias' request for Saint John's head to be brought to her on a platter.
Last week I finished reading The Awakening of Miss Prim, which is the story of a young woman who takes a post as a librarian in a remote French village. It was a lovely read and I was instantly drawn to the NPR piece on the market of Spanish villages for sale that I heard on my way to buy the newspaper on Sunday morning.
FollowingI am very excited that my sister, Juliana, has begun to blog. She only has one or two posts up currently, but I am hopefully that she will write more about her life soon. Her latest post is particularly beautiful... it is the story of her son's birth!
In a special edition of Ancient Faith Today, Kevin speaks, in this extensive interview, with David Daleiden, the director of the Center For Medical Progress, the pro-life activist organization that planned and produced the exposé videos that have shaken the abortion industry in the United States. Have a listen, HERE.
In the Kitchen
I made a big batch of Beef Stroganoff tonight! It is my husband's favorite dinner and though it takes a lot of pots, quite easy to make. The recipe I follow is from Joy of Cooking (hands down, my favorite cook book!)... we're probably more than a month away from being really able to get down to business with good warming dinners, but I feel like Stroganoff bridges the gap between summer foods and autumn foods. Do you know what I mean?