Common Eating Sermons

Aliens are Welcome at Thanksgiving Dinner

Despite the aliens in the title, this post is not about creatures from outer space. Rather, this sermon, found in the video, deals with aliens(strangers) as referred to in Deuteronomy 26:1-11. There the Israelites are given instruction on how to deal with the first fruits of the harvest. The readings we chose for this Sunday, are the Lectionary readings for Canadian Thanksgiving, which is celebrated tomorrow. In the Deuteronomy reading the people are to remember how they were treated when…Continue readingAliens are Welcome at Thanksgiving Dinner

Common Eating

Feeding My Mother – Jann Arden

Feeding My Mother, is a memoir from Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden. Arden has been something of a fixture on the Canadian music scene for the last quarter of a century. However, other than her 1994 hit Insensitive, I couldn’t name one of her songs. However, books that deal with food and relationships tend to get my attention, and so I picked this one up. Feeding as an Act of Love Another thing that made me want to pick this book up is…Continue readingFeeding My Mother – Jann Arden

Restaurants Reviews and Such

Browns Socialhouse Portage Avenue

Browns Socialhouse describes itself as an upscale casual dining restaurant. It’s a largely western Canada chain. According to their website there is one location in Ontario. Browns Socialhouse Hours Monday-Friday 11am – 12amSaturday – Sunday 10am – 12amBrunch served weekends and holidays from 10am – 2pmBrowns is also wheelchair accessible.By and large it’s a glorified sports bar. Sort of like Underdogs, but with better furniture. That is to say there are TVs all over the place including a giant screen…Continue readingBrowns Socialhouse Portage Avenue

Food Community

Wedding Feast in a Farmyard

Over the weekend I was at the wedding of my friends James and Kendra.  The wedding was held just outside of Winnipeg in a wonderful outdoor setting, called Cloverdale Farm.  The ceremony itself was in the backyard of the house. The guests were seated on hay bales draped with cloth to keep the guests clothes clean.  Then came the wedding feast, which was held in an old haying barn that had been decorated for the occasion.  A special touch was…Continue readingWedding Feast in a Farmyard