Waste not, hunger not

Every weekday a van pulls up at the back door of Daily Table, and chef Ismail Samad looks through donations from farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and manufacturers – food that would otherwise probably be waste...

The real reason we are here

“There are things you do because they just feel right and they may make no sense and they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other and to eat each other’s cooking and sa...

Growing microgreens

How to grow sunflower micros in less than ten days   OTHER TIPS Greens are best young before their true leaves If growing outside, raccoons will eat them! Place in a bowl of water after har...

Growing community together

This year I am participating in the Episcopal Service Corps Confluence Year and serving as a community organizer in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus. The church that I work for, St. John’s, Columbus, us...

Let’s grow a garden!

The Near East House, the newest Praxis intentional community in Southern Ohio, partnered in the Woodland Park neighborhood with the congregation of St. Philip’s, Columbus, is the proud recipient of a 2016 Young...

Julia and me

I have always loved Julia Child. To be clear, my love isn’t about parroting her like the old Saturday Night Live sketch. I love to watch her cook. I love watching reruns of The French Chef on PBS and then l...

Sacred meals

When we eat together, we connect. Our Fresh Expressions missioner, Jane Gerdsen, has been focusing on this in her “movable feasts,” which bring young adults and others together in different venues around a meal...