She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
To me, this scripture says that a virtuous woman brings food to her family from a variety of places. Merchant ships traveled to many different places and traded their goods, so that in the end, they had merchandise from many locations. A virtuous woman brings the same variety into her home through the menu she presents. It is not always the same things day after day. To apply this scripture to my home this week, I am going to try 2 new recipes, each one with at least 1 new-to-us ingredient. If the recipes work out, I will post them at some point in the near future. Please feel free to share any unique recipes with unique ingredients that you might have.