Wheat, Wine, and Oil

Wheat, Wine, and Oil

Start date: March 2008 38 episodes

This series of programs follows faith through the market to the kitchen and the family table.

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Mar 10, 2014

Of Saints and Spoons

Martha offers a suggestions for planning Lenten menus and then compares a favorite, reliable cooking spoon to the saints from who she seeks intercessory prayers.

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Sep 20, 2013

A Car Wreck, Mercy Meals, a Cooking Class, and a Wedding

Martha is back, and she recounts what she has been doing since her last episode, including experiencing a car crash, preparing mercy meals, and celebrating a wedding.

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9:40
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Jan 25, 2012

Building Relationships Around Food

Martha looks back on 2011, remembering the many relationships she built through food.

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Apr 12, 2011

V is for Vegan

Just as there are different degrees of vegetarianism, there are varying degrees of our spiritual commitment in the Orthodox faith. In this episode, Martha looks at these levels from her perspective, as a convert to Orthodox Christianity. She instructs us to encourage one another as we complete our Lenten journey.

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Jan 31, 2011

Change a Tire, Roast a Chicken, Say a Prayer

Martha begins the new year listing a few basics she hopes her children learn before entering adulthood.

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Nov 26, 2010

Tis the Season

In this episode of Wheat Wine and Oil, Martha contrasts Orthodox Advent with the secular holiday season. She also shares a fasting recipe.
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Aug 01, 2010

Fishsticks, High Heels, and Motherhood

As we enter the Dormition fast, Martha reflects on her summer, motherhood, and our Most Holy Theotokos.

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10:44
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Mar 29, 2010

Romesco Sauce

Just in time for Holy Week, Martha shares one of her favorite make-ahead and uncomplicated Lenten recipes.

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Feb 05, 2010

Reflections

Martha shares some culinary and spiritual insights as she reflects back upon 2009.

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Oct 05, 2009

Transition

Martha reflects back on a summer full of difficult transitions.

7:21
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Jun 14, 2009

The Art of the Picnic

Today, Martha shares why atmosphere is important to a meal, and why a picnic is a great option.

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May 17, 2009

Blessings

Martha explains why we should seek God's blessing on our spiritual meals in addition to our earthly ones. She also explains how her podcast got its name.

10:38
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Apr 16, 2009

Almost Pascha

Martha compares the scars on her hands that she acquired during culinary school to the spiritual scars that she has acquired during Lent.

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Apr 02, 2009

Strength

Martha discusses the importance of fasting within the context of a community.

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Mar 18, 2009

Food Temptations

Being grouchy and irritable from hunger is not the only food-related sin to avoid during Great Lent.

9:25
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Mar 02, 2009

Mise En Place

Can a culinary term apply to our kitchen as well as to our spiritual preparation for Lent? Today, Martha shares the answer.

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Feb 16, 2009

Saturday Morning Breakfast

Do you miss breakfast on Sunday? Today, Martha takes a look at the gift of a relaxing breakfast on Saturday and preparing for the Holy Eucharist.

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Jan 28, 2009

A Mystery Box and St Bridget

Today looking forward to St Bridget’s feastday, Martha relives some of her culinary training and how it and a well-stocked pantry can help.

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Jan 10, 2009

New Year

Martha prepares for the new year, with help from Flannery O’Connor and a quote from Auguste Escoffier.

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Dec 23, 2008

Christmas Gift Ideas

Puzzled about what to give the foodies on your list? Join Martha for some gift ideas that can meet every skill level and interest and possibly keep you out of the mall!

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Dec 11, 2008

Surviving the Season - Part 2

Today Martha shares her reflections on seasonal citrus, St Nicholas and the classic dish Salmon Coulibiac.

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Nov 11, 2008

Surviving the Season

The Nativity fast begins soon and the "season" gets started. Martha has some helpful insight for all of us as we prepare our hearts and our homes for the coming of Christ.

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Oct 27, 2008

The Kitchen:  Command Central

Our kitchens serve many functions; there we prepare celebrations and we heal wounds. We nourish ourselves and others. Today Martha shares some observations about her own kitchen.

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Oct 03, 2008

Comfort Food

If you’re tempted to reach for a spoon and your favorite ice cream instead of your latest 401K statement, you’re not alone. This week Martha takes a look at comfort food and the built-in safety measures the church gives us.

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Sep 11, 2008

Apples, Scrumpy and St Euphrosynos

Today Martha discusses some of her favorite fall things and one of her very favorite saints. The recipe she mentions for Cinnamon Apple Cake can be found HERE. The other web site she mentioned was epicurious.com.

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Aug 31, 2008

The Little Red Book

Today Martha describes a little red book from her collection. No, no, not that one… this one has recipes for a Dog’s Nose and a Tuxedo and serves as a metaphor for the good things the Church has to offer.

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Aug 12, 2008

Campus Dining 102

College campuses offer students a lot of choices -- but do they have to do it with a corporate logo? Today Martha shares a recipe for guacamole, the story of a patron saint for cooks and more of her views on college dining.

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Jul 20, 2008

Campus Dining 101

This week Martha shares her observations from a recent college trip with her daughter. She notes colleges are offering a lot more these days than the standard cafeteria fare.

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Jul 03, 2008

Hospitality - Part 3

Join Martha this week for more thoughts on hospitality, prayer and summer peaches!

8:49
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Jun 07, 2008

Hospitality - Part 2

Today Martha continues the topic of hospitality with a look at its components and lives of the saints.

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May 24, 2008

The Balm and Blessing of Hospitality - Part 1

Martha begins a series addressing the topic of hospitality. Join her today for a look at feeding teenagers and the blessing we can find being hospitable to others.

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May 12, 2008

The Influence Of Simple Meals

In this episode, Martha shares impressions of a memorable meal, a book about famous chefs, and Flannery O’Connor.

7:51
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Apr 26, 2008

Breaking the Fast

Join Martha for a look at traditional ways to break our Lenten fast and some good suggestions for your Pascha basket!

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Apr 15, 2008

Looking Forward To Palm Sunday

Today's episode addresses spiritual warfare, demon dishwashers, Palm Sunday as a fish, wine and oil day and the wisdom of Fr. Alexander Schmemann.

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Apr 04, 2008

Beyond Pasta and Tomato Sauce

Join Martha for a couple of anecdotes, more tips to simplify your Lenten meals and words from the Lenten Triodion.
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Mar 25, 2008

50% Off Chocolate Bunnies

We can all appreciate a good bargain. But with our Pascha baskets a few weeks away, we should concentrate on the words of St John Chrysostom.

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Mar 15, 2008

Today’s Special - Good Attitude!

Join Martha this week for some practical tips to help with your Lenten meals.

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Mar 06, 2008

Introduction

Introductory show

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