Exhibit is a feast for the senses


As a student at Montclair University way back when it was Montclair State Teachers College, New York’s Morgan Library was a favorite destination. Its collection of rare manuscripts and special showings of fine art works — one featuring the drawings of Beatrix Potter remains a favorite memory — opened fantastic windows on the brush strokes and pen … Continue reading

A memorable Lenten fish chowder


One of the real culinary blessings of Lent is getting the chance to explore the ever-growing bounty of meatless recipes. Seafood chowders of all varieties have always been a favorite in our family especially during Lent. This year, a new twist on an old favorite incorporates mashed potatoes into the mix with delightful results. As … Continue reading

Lenten recipes warm body and soul


Lenten recipes were a seasonal staple at The Monitor long before Keeping the Feast joined its pages seven years ago and settled late last year into the Web Site as a blog. One of the most popular features, the Lenten recipe section was clipped by cooks around the diocese and beyond. When venturing out to … Continue reading

For Sweethearts to Savor


This year World Marriage Day and St. Valentines Day fall on the same day. The happy confluence of dates may be at least partially responsible for the fact that there’s not a ticket left to be had for the diocesan Office of Family Life’s annual World Marriage Day Champagne Luncheon at the Breakers in Spring Lake Feb. 14.  Truth … Continue reading