Monthly Archive: June 2013

All about peas and a great layered summer salad

My Garden Peas Each week I talk with Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods & herbs. Today we talked about peas. PEAS  Beans are mentioned in the Bible, and scholars believe peas were included, as well, since they are part of the pulse/legume family and were eaten during Bible times. They ate …

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Mint, chives and basil elevate steamed potatoes

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I was weeding the herb garden when I noticed the Genovese basil starting to flower. Already!  The Kentucky Colonel mint was spilling out of its container and the stems threatened to root in the ground next to it.  Then I looked over at the onion chives – they needed a haircut (I cut them down …

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Must have plants and time for thyme

Here’s Natorp’s of Cincinnati weekly newsletter. Happy Gardening! Must-Have Plant!     Blue Angel Hosta  A stunning hosta, it is the largest of the blue hosta with huge blue green leaves with overall plant size reaching 32 inches tall by 6 feet wide! White flowers in the summer and yes, shows great slug resistance! Making this hosta a …

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Ahh, DIY Vitamin Waters to Refresh and Hydrate

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I’ve shared versions of these before but since it’s that time of year when hydration is so important, here they are again. And even if you just have lemon or lime, put a squeeze of that in your water for an immune system boost and kidney health. HOMEMADE VITAMIN WATER No need to buy these …

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Seeds, spade, soil & kids = gardening fun

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Each week I talk with Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods & herbs. This week we chatted about getting kids interested in gardening. Give them a little plot or containers and let them grow their own produce. You’ll be amazed at how interested they become in eating different foods when they take …

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Go ahead and make this famous opera creme/cream cake

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  Opera creme/cream cake “like” Knotty Pine on the Bayou   A few years ago, a Western Hills, Ohio reader shared her version for this customer favorite from Knotty Pine Restaurant in Kentucky. “So close you won’t be able to tell the difference”, she said. Christine V. is just the latest of readers who continue to …

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Strawberry jams, syrups & Clone of Frisch’s Strawberry Pie

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Clone of Frisch’s Strawberry Pie Daughters-in-law Jessie and Courtney came over with their kids to make strawberry jam from fresh picked berries from A&M farms. Except for little Emerson, who napped during the jam making session, all 4 grandkids helped. After they left, my neighbor Sandy brought her granddaughter, Jalyse, over to make a batch. …

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“Cooking from the Garden” – Aunt Becky’s cole slaw

Will watering his cabbage

This year, grandson Will came home with a teeny cabbage sprout from Bonnie Plants. Bonnie Plants has a program throughout the U.S., giving 3rd  graders a cabbage plant to grow. At the end of the season, their teacher sends a photo of the class’ best plant as a state entry. The prize is $1000 scholarship …

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Recipes with Cilantro: The International Flavors of Cilantro

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Cilantro vs. Coriander The leaves are called cilantro and the seed is called Coriander. They can’t be used interchangeably. Cilantro has a different flavor profile and has a citrusy, green taste. And if you use too much, it tastes like soap!  That’s why I think some people don’t like cilantro. We use cilantro in Asian, …

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Copycat Campbell’s Tomato Soup Recipe

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My Copycat Clone of Campbell’s Tomato Soup: Comfort Food What’s your favorite canned comfort food soup? If it’s Campbell’s tomato soup and you want to make a homemade version sans the corn syrup, etc., read on. This is my copycat Campbell’s Tomato Soup Recipe. I had been asked a while back to clone an iconic …

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