For St. Martha’s feast day, a summer savory


Today is St. Martha’s feast day and it seems so appropriate that this icon of cookery is celebrated just as July begins its slide into August and the herbs are coming into their full splendor. The herbs in my kitchen garden just outside the sliding glass kitchen doors are now lush and tempting bouquets. They echo the fields in Provence … Continue reading

A St. Swithin’s Day visit to the farmers market


Gadzooks,while shuttling back and forth between Egypt Fest at Georgian Court University and the Pastoral Center where preparations for Coadjutor Bishop David O’Connell’s July 30 ordination are in high gear, I almost missed the fact that today is St. Swithin’s Day — a weather festival with roots that stretch back to medieval England. Since childhood I have … Continue reading

Jersey Fresh despite the heat


The heat wave that came upon us at the very beginning of July was still very much in evidence today. While it’s making its presence felt in backyards across the diocese where flowers and vegetables are struggling to survive, there was plenty of produce and many blossoms to be had from the stands at Trenton … Continue reading