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A Cook in the Kitchen

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A COOK IN THE KITCHEN

A. The following verbs are things a cook might do when preparing a

meal. Find and circle the verbs in the hidden words puzzle. They may go up, down, across, backward, or diagonally. Check off each word as you find it.

___ beat

___ puree

___ blend

___ slice

___ carve

___ stir

___ chop

___ swirl

___ dice

___ whip

___ mince

___ whisk

___ pound

___ grate

G R A T E D I C E

B M A B T B P V S

L P U R E E R P L

E R M R C A A O I

N M I N C E T U C

D T B W O C M N E

S W I R L H I D D

W H I S K O S I O

L P W H I P T A C

B. Read the nouns that name kitchen tools. After each name, write a verb (such as mix, cut, grind, etc.) to tell what job the tool will do.

Hint: Some tools may do more than one job.

1. blender

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2. beater 5. grater

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3. whisk 6. mallet

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1 Enemies in the Desert

The Arbiner Institute Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

“I’m not going!” The teenage girl’s shriek pulled everyone’s attention to her. “You can’t make me go!”

The woman she was yelling at attempted a reply. “Jenny, listen to me.”

“I’m not going!” Jenny screamed. “I don’t care what you say. I won’t!”

At this, the girl turned and faced a middle-aged man who seemed torn between taking her into his arms and slinking away unnoticed. “Daddy, please!” she bawled.

Lou Herbert, who was watching the scene from across the parking lot, knew before Jenny spoke that this was her father. He could see himself in the man. He recognized the ambivalence he felt toward his own child, eighteen-year-old Cory, who was standing stiffly at his side.

Cory had recently spent a year in prison for a drug conviction. Less than three months after his release, he was arrested for stealing a thousand dollars’ worth of prescription painkillers, bringing more shame upon himself and, Lou thought, the family. This treatment program better do something to shape Cory up, Lou said to himself. He looked back at Jenny and her father, whom she was now clutching in desperation. Lou was glad Cory had been sent here by court order. It meant that a stunt like Jenny’s would earn Cory another stint in jail. Lou was pretty sure their morning would pass without incident.

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Chapter 1: Get in the Boat

Morsch, Gary Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

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Be compassionate. And take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much better a place.

Morrie Schwartz1


I saw the same images you did: rooftops barely exposed above water, bodies floating in rivers, the Superdome overrun with people and trash, the crush of humanity trying to escape the floods and the shelters. Looters, soldiers, politicians, residents, and journalists reaching their boiling points, often on television.

When I got to New Orleans a few days after Hurricane Katrina blew through in September 2005, telephone poles looked like mangled fingers from an underground monster. Tops of trees were shorn off. Steel beams from unfinished structures bent as if they were still resisting the wind.

I was in an RV with some relief workers, trying to find out where shipments of medicine and mobile medical clinics needed to go. The few other vehicles on the road were either emergency or military, all heavily armed. The only real traffic was in the sky. Hundreds of helicopters ratcheted overhead. There was no electricity. There were no inhabitants. It felt like the end of the world.

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8 A Light in the Wilderness

Smith, Seth Adam Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness
will we discover the infinite power of our light.

BRENÉ BROWN, THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION

I now come to the part in The Selfish Giant that made my dad so emotional. It was the moment when the Giant discovered the element that had transformed the garden of his life: light.

For all my talk about our lives being comparable to a garden, I would miss the mark if I didn’t write about the ultimate role that the sun—or light—has in transforming our lives.

In his short story, Oscar Wilde personified light as the little boy who helped the Selfish Giant decide to tear down his wall. One winter morning, many years after he had torn down the wall, the Giant looked out his window and saw “a marvelous sight. In the farthest corner of the garden was a tree quite covered with lovely white blossoms. Its branches were all golden, and silver fruit hung down from them, and underneath it stood the little boy he had loved.”

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13 Life in the Box

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I looked up at the board again.

Yes! I cheered silently. All of this trouble happened because Bud betrayed a feeling that he had for Nancy. But I rarely have those kinds of feelings for Laura. And the reason why is obvious—Laura is so much worse than Nancy. No one would feel they should do things for her given the way she is. My case is different. Bud got into trouble because he betrayed himself. I’m not betraying myself. I sat back, satisfied.

“Okay, I think I get this,” I said, preparing to ask my question. “I think I understand the idea of self-betrayal. Check me on it: As people, we have a sense of what other people might need and how we can help them. Right?”

“Yes,” Bud and Kate said, almost in unison.

“And if I have that sort of sense and go against it, then I betray my own sense of what I should do for someone. That’s what we call “self-betrayal.” Right?”

“That’s right. Yes.”

“And if I betray myself, then I start seeing things differently—my view of others, myself, my circumstances—everything is distorted in a way that makes me feel okay about what I’m doing.”

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