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Farmers at Work

May 1 is Labor Day in Italy. It’s celebrated, not only by recognizing the labor force, but also by barbecuing and picnicking with friends and family as tribute to the start of the summer months. 19 more words

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Every blast of vain doctrine

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark; Give us grace that, being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the truth of thy holy Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Spring foraging

About this time last year I wrote a post about wild garlic pesto, a wonderful and cheap way to liven up pasta. I’ve just made three jars for this year from a patch of ramsons I came across whilst on holiday in Anglesey – it made for a nice finale to the trip to go for a short stroll on the final morning to pick the leaves and to make up the pesto when I got home. 400 more words



Not being Jewish, I don’t have an iota of authority making challah, aka chollah, challa. But it’s a bread I love, and I’ve made a few times before, so I wanted to revisit it. 1,143 more words


Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, created a popular Time Management Matrix where four quadrants were used to prioritize tasks. In order of rank, the list is as follows: 368 more words


Omer Counting

For most events, we show our anticipation by counting down to the date. For example, “only 3 more days until my birthday” or “6 days until our guests arrive”. 605 more words