Unclean! Unclean! The Spiritual Side of ‘Extreme Domesticity’

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  When I told a friend about the passionate reaction to my post questioning the hipster homemakers who pointedly bake their own bread and grow their own food, as profiled by Emily Matchar in the Washington Post, he responded, "Of course. You've attacked their religion."Maybe he's right. I wonder if the whole thing isn't a spiritual question after all.The average homemaking mother (and statistically less frequent but still important father) has a chorus of critics in her … [Read more...]

Domestic Endeavors

My favorites--fresh peaches!

Sometimes we call it serendipity. Sometimes fate. Sometimes coincidence.But the irony of my reading Rebecca Cusey’s post on hipster homemakers while the UPS man was at the door delivering my latest Amazon splurge--Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day—was hard to miss.Of course, this bread-making idea came from a certain level of competiveness. A mom at school had strolled into the recent teacher appreciation lunch with piping hot rye bread straight from her oven.“Oh, this?” she said, a … [Read more...]


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