As I mentioned on Thankful Thursday a couple of weeks ago, I found myself with more berries than I know what to do with. I have a lovely cookbook called The Country Kitchen Cookbook that I picked up at my church‘s book sale a few years ago. It has a recipe for raspberry cordial. I have made it for a couple of years now. My first batch came out fantastic. It was still quite good a full year later. The batch I made the second year did not work so well. Continue reading “Recipe: Too Many Raspberries Cordial”
Poverty sucks. As if we didn’t already know. Lately, I have started seeing posts (such as from Lifehacker) that help bring awareness to the subtle effects of poverty, and hopefully that will help start to destigmatize those who live in the midst of it. We all say we want to know how to end poverty. We even have a war on poverty. But what will it really take to end poverty? Continue reading “Bread and Roses – Poverty as a spiritual disease”
Welcome to this week’s installment for Thankful Thursday. Today I am so grateful for the spiritual community of Unitarian Universalism that I found ten years ago. The church that defines itself not by a creed, but by a set of seven guiding principles that can be applied to any creed.
If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that we receive food stamps to supplement our income. You also probably know that I have particular standards for what food we eat. There are many examples on the internet about food stamp budget challenges to help people understand what it is like to live on such a budget. Since this is something I have done every month for nearly 13 years, I thought I would share what a month of food looks like in my house. According to food stamps we should be able to feed our family on $218.20/week, or $872.80 for four weeks. Why am I counting four weeks instead of a full month? Continue reading “Food stamp budget in action – July 2016”