Monthly Archive: June 2013

The Bible diet

  The “Bible diet” is all the rage now.  Not really a diet to lose weight, but simply a healthy way of eating – like folks of Jesus’ day did.  It’s also called the Mediterranean diet and consists of lots of whole foods and produce, eaten raw or simply cooked. For the most part, everything …

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Julia, Caprial and Rita “in the kitchen”

Roasted Olive Garlic Butter

  I was under deadline for an article on how to cook with wine. On a whim, I called Julia Child since she was such an advocate of cooking (and enjoying drinking) with wine. Of course, she was “out” but the secretary said she’d give her the message. “OK, I thought, I’ll never hear.” About …

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Raspberry Shortcake – Not to eat but to Plant in Containers

Ron Wilson of Natorp’s and I have been colleagues for years. Here’s some great berry choices for containers What’s growing? Great Berries for the Garden! Ron talks berries! The new world of berries from the dwarf varieties perfect for container gardening to some powerful producers! Get his expert tips on how to plant and care for …

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Carrots and Turnips – root veggies with ancient “roots”

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  Carrots These are such a common vegetable that we don’t think of their origin- it seems like we’ve always had them to enjoy. Carrots are members of the parsley family, and they are probably natives of Afghanistan and Central Asia. There, carrots with red or purple roots still grow wild. In the Fertile Crescent …

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Monastery Garden Herbs & Produce

Rita's Garden

HERBS AND FOODS GROWN IN MONASTERY GARDENS The last couple of weeks I’ve been talking about Monastery gardens with Brian Patrick of Sacred Heart Radio. We talked about herbs and foods grown in ancient (and current) monastery gardens. Interesting!  Genesis 2:8-10. “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden…” The ancient monastic community …

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Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Brownies

Aaron Sanchez's Mexican Brownies

Cinco de Mayo (The Fifth of May) commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). Cinco de Mayo is  a fun celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. I love the vibrant colors  of the costumes and the intense flavors of the food. This Mexican brownie …

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Morels & ramps = a wild time in the woods

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Gosh, Mother Nature sure cooperated with us yesterday. We went hunting for morels and were rewarded with a beautiful bounty of tan and gray morels. We also found ramps and poke to add to our feast. The may apples were just starting to bud out, the wild ginger was in flour, and the bloodroot and …

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PLANTING A KITCHEN HERB GARDEN

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Looking west in the herb garden – see the basil in my Mom’s iron kettle.   I have always loved herbs.  When I was growing up, we used herbs in everyday cooking in our traditional Lebanese household.  All nine children learned at an early age how to distinguish basil from marjoram, which mint was to …

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Women’s Herbs for Mary Garden

Mary Garden in spring

Each week I talk with Brian Patrick on the Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio, Thursday mornings at 7:20 AM on the station at 740AM. Today we talked about Mother’s and herbs for Moms. Mary Garden in spring WOMEN’S HERBS FOR THE MARY GARDEN    Mary Gardens were started during medieval times and were …

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All about leeks

Braised Root Vegetables

LEEKS  Did you know leeks have such an ancient Biblical history that they were eaten in Egypt long before Christ was born? Leeks were an important vegetable then just as they are now. Growing: This biennial member of the onion family can be grown from seeds or established young plants. I like to start my …

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