Monthly Archives: March 2011

Akathist

“An akathist (Greek, akathistos) is a hymn dedicated to a saint, holy event, or one of the persons of the Holy Trinity. The word akathist itself means “not sitting.” The akathist par excellence is that written in the 6th century to the Theotokos. In its use as part of … Continue reading

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Miso Soup for Lunch

Miso Soup with Tofu and Veggies 4 cups Water 1 oz Dried Kelp/kombu 1/4 cup Soy Sauce 1/4 cup Kikkoman Aji-mirin 1/2 package Firm Organic Tofu 1/4 cup Green Onions 1/2 cup Cabbage, Raw 1/2 cup Premium Snow Peas 1 cup Mung Bean Sprouts 1/4 cup Organic White Miso Directions … Continue reading

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The tricky part of Lent is not getting drunk on the weekends!

So, as you may recall, the Fast is lightened on the weekends to allow wine (and other spirits!). This presents a bit of a challenge for me, sobriety-wise.  Of course, we should be practicing moderation during Lent, and the lightening … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu for the week of March 20th-26th

Sorry, this is late. I went to the beach for the weekend and I’ve got no internet access! It’s both good and bad – 86 emails when I got home, but I stayed off the computer for two days! Anyway, … Continue reading

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Recipes

This one comes straight from Khouria Krista, My priest’s wife (Khouri is priest in Arabic, Khouria is his wife). “Great recipe I got from the St. Mary of Egypt camp cook last year: Ethiopian Cabbage and Potatoes Roast potatoes (my … Continue reading

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Imshubishlee vs Sleeq

That sounds weird, doesn’t it? Well, imshubishlee was on the menu last week, but I decided to make sleeq instead and so I’m going to give you both recipes.  They are both delicious, but sleeq is more filling, which is … Continue reading

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Weekly menu for the week of March 13th-March19th

Well, just like last week, things have already changed! Today is the Sunday of Orthodoxy, there’s an explanation with historical background on the following website: http://lent.goarch.org/sunday_of_orthodoxy/learn/ But, here’s the short version: For a while, way back when, Christians were not … Continue reading

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