Surprised by the broccoli salad

A month ago, we went on a quest for a great broccoli salad to serve at our free community drive-thru lunch. Several tasty suggestions were shared, but we chose this recipe from the collection of a 102-year-old woman who lived in Kenbridge, Virginia. We didn’t expect all of our 90 guests to like it, but... Continue Reading →

Alone in a greenhouse: Time that nourishes

The Henderson Settlement campus is nearly empty this summer. But tucked away in one of five greenhouses is Casey Smith with a water hose. She's nurturing the vegetables and greens she planned and planted before everyone realized the pandemic is going to stay awhile. “God gives me the ability to do it,” she says. “I... Continue Reading →

God’s gift

And yet food is a gift from God. It represents God's love for us. This wonderful world that God created provides us with all that we need to live -- air, water, food, shelter -- the basic elements a person needs to live and function. It is no accident that our most profound sacrament, Holy... Continue Reading →

Potato salad: What’s your pleasure?

We need your help. What do you like in your potato salad? Eggs? Pickles? Mayo? Mustard? What sort of potatoes do you use? Russets? Redskin? Yukon gold? Scott Ketron, who let us borrow the above photos from his Facebook page, clearly likes a Southern-style potato salad with brand-name mayonnaise and vinegar. (Some of you know... Continue Reading →

Green beans are coming

On Tuesday, July 9, Mike and I went to Henderson Settlement to celebrate our anniversary. It's a United Methodist mission in Frakes, Kentucky. We were married there! The next morning, I was in a hurry to get up and make the two-hour trip back to my office in Alcoa, Tennessee. My boss, Tim, had scheduled... Continue Reading →

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