The Market

Food movies make me want to move to France. By and large these movies include French words, French cuisine, and an overall love for everything French. Since our daughter’s name is  French, this would be a natural move – supposing we could find a small town such as the one in A hundred foot journeyContinue reading “The Market”

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Finding space to create in a garlic clove

Malawian garlic is small. Very small. When a recipe calls for one clove of garlic, I use four. Chop off the small end, and carefully peel back shell to reveal tender, pungent flesh. Until two months ago, I was helpless in the kitchen. Kitchen wisdom from my resourceful mother, and tips from my creative-in-the-kitchen sister-in-law,Continue reading “Finding space to create in a garlic clove”

The Reality of Fair Trade Coffee & A Book Review

We can perhaps all agree that over the last century or so at least, there has been an increased interest amongst many on how our personal economic actions affect the economy, society, and the environment. Along with the growth of automatic giving via child sponsorship and online lending platforms, individuals have been able to enjoyContinue reading “The Reality of Fair Trade Coffee & A Book Review”

What is an Economy (and Microfinance) For?

More and more I’m convinced that the primary purpose of microfinance is to assist in stabilizing and promoting the common well-being of a household. It can do this in a variety of ways, but most often through its provision of various financial tools to provide an environment of stability (and in some cases) growth. Furthermore,Continue reading “What is an Economy (and Microfinance) For?”