Books by the Banks in Cinti a big event

Friend and colleague Lisa Mauch sent me this info about the Books on the Bank event to be held Sat Oct 11 from 10-4 at Duke Energy Convention Center. This is just an inkling of what books/authors are being featured. Lisa knows I love food so she sent me this: ·        Duncan Hines: How a …

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Putting garden to bed and one pan pasta

One Pan Pasta

                                                           ONE PAN PASTA Hard to believe, but we are starting to ready our gardens for winter.  I was talking to Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show today about putting your Bible gardens to bed. Both my vegetable garden and herb garden have lots of interesting plants that have Biblical roots. Like …

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Keith White’s Indian rice pilaf, chicken curry & mean greens

For Barb, who saw this on my cable TV show recently. These are so good! Keith is an accomplished Indian chef. Back in the ’90s, he owned Madras Masala Bistro, an authentic Indian restaurant. It was rated in the top 20 restaurants by Cincinnati Magazine. Keith is one of the go-to people at Heart-Savers of …

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Loved presenting at Mother Earth News Fair

Me on left and friend, Bert, on right

This is my 3rd year presenting at Mother Earth News Fair in Pa. on Bible Foods & Herbs – this year on the anti-aging qualities of them. My friend, Bert, and her husband, were there along with my better half, Frank. Bert helped me during the power point, passing out herbs and spritzers. I had …

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Honey Cake for Jewish New Year

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Honey Cake

Oh gosh, I just found this on Rose Levy Beranbaum’s site – check out the beautiful photo along with her recipe, as follows. BTW you should sign up for her monthly newsletter. It’s like having Rose as your new best friend and mentor right in your own kitchen, cooking/baking up all sorts of amazing treats. …

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The only bread for the Jewish New Year

Challah

Today I talked with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio. It was all about Rosh Hashana. Here’s some info about this important Jewish holilday.  And I’m wondering what my webmaster, John, will prepare for his family feast….. Rosh Hashana  literally means “head of the year” in Hebrew. In some Jewish …

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Grilled Cheese – not your Mama’s

  When we were kids, grilled cheese was on the menu a lot for meatless Fridays. Mom would take plain white bread, add some sliced cheese, toss some butter into her ancient cast iron skillet, and grill us up some toasty sandwiches. My kids loved Velveeta on white bread. Today, grilled cheese sandwiches are trendy, …

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Garden questions answered here

More timely tips from colleague and garden guru, Ron Wilson of Natorp’s Nursery Outlet in Mason, OH.   “Can you give me an idea of what annuals or perennials I should not deadhead as the season ends, to allow seeds for the birds?” -Certainly! Many of the ornamental grasses, sunflowers, coneflowers, black-eyed Susan, cosmos, cleome, …

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Horchata – drink up!

Homemade Horchata

Homemade Horchata I’ve had several requests for this trendy Mexican beverage. Traditionally made with rice, it’s a good keeper as a street drink since it contains no dairy. This particular recipe uses almonds, too. I prefer using the cinnamon stick, but ground cinnamon (give it the sniff test to make sure it’s still real flavorful) …

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Man pie from friend Carol Vanover

Carol and I have been friends since 3rd grade. When she says something is good, you can bet it is. Here’s her latest creation for husband Tom. “I made a quiche today for supper, and Tom devoured it, and thought you should know about it!!!  He wants you to know that ‘real men’ do eat …

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