Tag Archives: Lent

Okra Gumbo

Tweet Okra, also known as “gumbo” or “lady fingers,” is a highly nutritious edible green pod vegetable. It’s available fresh just about year-round in the South and from May-October in other areas. Fresh is best for breaded and fried but you can usually find it frozen in the market, which works fine in soups, gumbos […]

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“Saying Grace”

Tweet Saying grace is a time-honored tradition for many families. This ritual, whether spoken around the kitchen table or around the camp-fire is a spiritual connection celebrating life and reminding us of our many blessings. This is the traditional Catholic prayer I grew up with.     Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts […]

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Bell Peppers and Eggs

Tweet My mother was not a huge fan of fish, so our meals during Lent consisted of vegetables, beans and legumes and of course pasta. The meal that I associate most with this season is Bell Peppers and Eggs. It was never my favorite, in fact I don’t think I cared for it much at […]

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Lent

Tweet Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras,¬†¬†marks the first day of Lent. For Christians around the world, it is a time of prayer and penance, fasting and abstinence, reflection and renewal. It is a time when many of us take stock of our spiritual lives. A spiritual fast involves abstaining from food while focusing […]

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