LaMamacita: October 2009 Archives

Feast of Saint Jude



(and of St Simon, but I have a slight bias)

Most Holy Apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of his enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors you, and I invoke you as the special advocate of those who are in trouble and almost without hope. Help me to realize that through our faith we triumph over lives difficulties by the power of Jesus who gave his life for us. Come to my assistance that I may receive the consolation and succor of heaven in all my needs, trials, and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever.

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Welcome Baby Greer!

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Greer Rose Felicity

Smock's newest little one was born this afternoon at 34 weeks. Early, but nearly 7 pounds and pink and noise-making. Smock can grow a baby, this is for sure!

MamaT and I got to scrub up and pet her right after she was born, which was such a delight. She is beautiful and perfect, just as expected. She'll be in the NICU for a little bit since she was born so fresh.

Keep Mama and Baby in your prayers as Smock heals from the birth and little Miss Greer Rose learns the ropes of breastfeeding and living Earth-side.

Happy October!


It really is the greatest month. One of the host of reasons being that it kicks off rabid baking/cooking urges in me that don't get old until after Easter.

We're welcoming this rainy first of Octobre with mushroom curry. This recipe is DELISH and always a hit. It's from the Moosewood Cookbook but I see it on the internet so often that I think it's okay to share it here:


* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 cups chopped onions
* 3 garlic cloves, minced
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon turmeric
* 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
* 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
* 1/2 teaspoon clove or allspice
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
* 1 cup chopped celery
* 1 1/2 lbs mushrooms, coarsely chopped
* 3 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
* 2 medium green apples, chopped
* 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
* 1 teaspoon honey, to taste
* 3 to 4 Tbs. fresh lemon juice (I squeeze in the juice of a whole lemon)
* cayenne pepper, to taste


Melt butter in large skillet.

Add onions and garlic and saute over medium heat.

After onions begin to soften, add spices and salt.

Saute another 5-8 minutes until onions are completely softened.

Add celery and mushrooms.

Mix well, cover and simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

You can add up to 1/2 cup of water to prevent sticking.

When celery is tender, add tomatoes, apples, coconut, honey and lemon.

Cover and continue to cook until vegetable are tender, but not mushy.

Additional water may be added if pan gets too dry, little bits at a time.

Add cayenne to taste (I make the kid's bowls here, with just a teeny amount of cayenne, then liberate a bunch into the rest of it), remove from heat.

Let curry stand, covered, for another 10 minutes.

Serve over rice. (I've used lentils in a pinch and they've worked well)

Get yourself some thick, flat bread and scoop it up and into your mouth. YuuumYUM. And MamaT! No tofu!



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