Definition of Feria: a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated; “in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of …

Welcome to my little cookbook in cyberspace! If you read “About Me” you’ll see my aim here is to cook “liturgically” for my family, but many times trying to keep out the food allergens we are avoiding for my son: wheat, eggs and dairy (also avoiding peanuts). It’s a daily challenge. When we first got the diagnosis, everything related to food, particularly family gatherings and holidays were just too painful. It’s taken a year and a half to accept and adjust to our new cooking lifestyle.

Now that ds is getting older, celebrating the liturgy in the home is becoming more important. I want to incorporate as much traditional cultural recipes that I can adapt for us, but if I can’t I will have to be more creative. Food is not just about eating. Throughout the Gospels you can see how large a role meals played in His life, particularly the establishment of the Eucharist with bread and wine at the Passover Meal. The food can become the backdrop to other elements: nourishment, comfort, socialization, teachable moments, family togetherness, incorporating the senses, culture, history and religion.

Every day is an adventure. I’m constantly in search of new ideas and recipes, and continually tweaking and experimenting. This blog is a record of my flops, failures, triumphs and all that comes in between.