Handmade Tales: Home-made food

English: Handmade

English: Handmade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Handmade ginger fudge.

Handmade ginger fudge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?

Home-made food.

Food made at home with loving care and dedication.

Items stirred and mixed and flavoured by hand.

This would top the list of items I prefer in their traditional, handmade version.

Sure, gadgets such as electric mixers have eased the burden and reduced the effort taken. But the tastiest and most nutritious meals are never packaged meals. They’re the meals our mothers made for us when we were kids.

Yes, nothing should ever replace this ancient and yet modern wonder.

Handmade shmura matzo used at the Passover Sed...

Handmade shmura matzo used at the Passover Seder especially for the mitzvot of eating matzo and afikoman. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beth Brooke: Promotion and women

Sponsorship involves putting your own political capital at risk, so they are going to help that person to succeed. Women get promoted; they don’t get sponsored. Women know they are on their own if they get that promotion.

~Beth Brooke

The One Voted Most Likely to Succeed

The One Voted Most Likely to Succeed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Gilbert Murray: Be careful

Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion, but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul.

~Gilbert Murray


The state shouldn’t “substitute itself” for the family (quote)

Originally posted on CLA Portfolio:

Now this end and object, the common welfare in the temporal order, consists in that peace and security in which families and individual citizens have the free exercise of their rights, and at the same time enjoy the greatest spiritual and temporal prosperity possible in this life, by the mutual union and co-ordination of the work of all. The function therefore of the civil authority residing in the State is twofold, to protect and to foster, but by no means to absorb the family and the individual, or to substitute itself for them. –Pius XI, Divini illius magistri, 43

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