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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Artichokes – 10 June 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

My husband Frank and I bought artichokes from the fresh produce department of a supermarket today. We love to eat artichokes the way Frank cooks them (I think he learned this recipe from his Mom)! They are really a fun food; so guess what we had with our large tossed salads today? Artichokes! For details (including photos) on how we prepare artichokes, please visit: 

The fresh tossed salad, that I made early this morning before going shopping, consisted of the following veggies cut in bite-size pieces: romaine lettuce, celery, broccoli, cucumbers, Vidalia onions, carrots, chicory, and cabbage. Today we topped our salads with chickpeas (cooked yesterday and refrigerated) and balsamic vinegar.

For our “Salad Bar” with preparation details and photos of our salads, dressings, vegetable platters, and dips, please visit:

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