Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Today is the feast day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. It is considered a strict fast day, and some people will not eat (or drink!) anything the entire day. Another interesting custom I learned about only just recently, many people will not eat anything on a plate since St. John’s head was served on a platter. I also read some people do not eat anything “head-like” today, such as a head of cabbage or lettuce. Yet another custom is to not cut anything on this day, so veggies that need to be cut for a meal are cut the night before.

Coincidentally, there is no cutting involved in the recipe I’m posting tonight (but it’s not an oil-free recipe, so it still should be saved for another day).

It’s always funny to me having a strict fast on a feast day…I mean, I get it, but still….

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  1. I never heard of not cutting anything…I guess I can just mush avocado onto lettuce. Or just eat locust & honey…and wear camels fur.

  2. Romaine grows in “tall” or elongated heads with a sturdy rib down the center.

    Camels must be “cut” in order to gather their fur. So leave them be, MS. Honey bee!

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