Bitter Herbs: As Important as Ever

Bitter Herbs: As Important as Ever

“…with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.”   Exodus 12:8 Mustard greens are being genetically ‘edited’ to remove their bitterness. This is supposed to be good news. Many of the most nutritious greens or herbs are bitter to the taste. By nature. Yet...
Two Reasons to Take Cool Showers

Two Reasons to Take Cool Showers

“All these things are interconnected.” Xenophon, The Estate Manager This is one of my all-time favorite quotations. It speaks to so many things. The original context in Xenophon is Ischomachus reporting how he would put his horse through its paces while riding over...
Appreciating Onions

Appreciating Onions

“And I especially commend you for eating onions; they contain all health; they induce sleep; they may be called the apples of content, or again, the companion fruits of mankind.” Hilaire Belloc, “The Onion Eater” in The Hills and the Sea Eating is often an occasion...

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