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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.


Hoffman Helpful Hint: Blueberries – 9 July 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Blueberries This week, blueberries were on sale at the supermarket, so we bought a flat – six dry pints (551 ml), each pint in a clear plastic container.

When we buy blueberries this way, I keep one of the pints in the refrigerator and freeze the other five pints. Before freezing them, I remove the blueberries from their plastic containers that they came in, and wash the containers in hot, soapy water and rinse them. Under cold, running water, I thoroughly rinse the blueberries. Then I fill the washed containers with the rinsed blueberries and put each container in a small plastic bag (the ones sold for sandwiches work nicely). Then I store all five individually wrapped blueberry containers in our freezer for later use.

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