The Profound Act of Sharing Food
What a devastating week we all shared last week. Amy and I went to the Stand Up For Black Lives rally in Northampton on Tuesday evening. What to do? Not fall into the helpless, hopeless pit of inertia. Event organizer Lois Ahrens chanted it quite simply, "Stand Up, Speak Out, ENOUGH!".
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Of course, I turn to my comfort zone, which is food. Breaking Bread together. With friends, with family, with strangers, with people like me and with people who are quite different than myself. Over a meal prepared with love, I believe I can hear the stories of other people with an open heart. We can banter, we can laugh, we can cry, and we can find ourselves in a new place. The OTHER becomes myself; the DIFFERENT becomes familiar, the shadow comes into the light.
May our tables seat many; may our foods feed broken hearts and soften rigid minds; may our conversations across the table bring surprise, delight, shock, may they move us. I hope, for the rest of my life, I find myself breaking bread with people very different from me. I hope I am pushed, challenged, held, comforted. I hope I am undone and remade over a bowl of noodles.
Food is a shared ritual, a collective need. Each and every day we have an opportunity to find common ground at the table. Who are my invited guests? I can bring food to an elder, I can talk with someone I don't know at my next potluck, I can share food with a homeless person. Every day a chance to bridge a chasm, make amends, transform. At the table with food prepared with love.
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Please visit our website at www.aliceskitchenathoneyhill.com for further information on all our programs. We have many ideas about how Alice's Kitchen can help build and serve our hilltown community. We're excited to share our resources in a myriad of ways. Stay tuned for more details and let us know how we can best serve.
is open for business. The updated list of plants
available in Amy's pollinator nursery is now posted on the website. All of Amy's plants have been chosen for their usefulness to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. We hope you will stop in for a visit and to chat about how to improve your garden habitat for pollinators. The bees and butterflies are out and about!
It is a joy to provide delicious, nourishing, and beautiful foods, prepared with care and love, for our community.