Monthly Archive: August 2013

Lebanon, Ohio Channel 6 visits my herb garden

Karen Hill and crew came out during a hot day in July to tour the herb garden and to “cook” from the garden. The cameras followed as I showed her some of  my medicinal, culinary and Bible herbs, Here’s the link: Created Date: July 31, 2013 Length: 00:49:36 Folder: Feelin’ Good! Feelin\’ Good! #5 – …

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Butter Pecan Cake a Reader Favorite for Labor Day

Butter Pecan Cake

I have never received so many repeat requests as I have for Butter Pecan Cake. Starts with a cake mix which makes it easy even for beginners. One of my colleagues at Fox 18 brought this in – his mom made it and everyone came back for seconds. There were only crumbs by the time …

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A Bevy of Basils

Purple & Green Basils

    A bevy of basils: My favorites are the sweet greens, like Genovese, Ruffles and Minet, a tiny bush type. I also love the purple and Thai basils. Now the green basils have a clean taste of cloves and licorice, the purple not as pungent, and the Thai basils have hints of cinnamon, citrus, …

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Where to buy Habek Mint

Gosh, a lot of you were interested in the Habek/Bible mint I talked about today with Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart Radio (see my former blog). Some of you wanted to know where to buy it. I buy mine (and a lot of other hard to find herbs) at Companion  Herbs in Athens Ohio. They …

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Try spearmint for Orzo salad

Gosh, I’m too low tech- a listener asked about using Habek mint for the salad I just posted on Sacred Heart Radio and also here – I posted that Habek is too strong a flavor – try spearmint or even peppermint!

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Spaghetti Squash with Cilantro Pesto

CILANTRO PESTO SPAGHETTI SQUASH     Spaghetti Squash with Cilantro Pesto Deb &  me Deb and Justin, our media production specialist Deb Goulding, Executive Chef at Kroger Price Hill, Cincinnati, was a guest on my cable show “Love starts in the Kitchen”. She made the best food, including this spaghetti squash with cilantro pesto. 4 …

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Puttin’ things by: jams & jellies

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  Here’s a sampling of what I’ve put up this year for jams and jellies. Frog jam, wild violet jelly, dandelion and herb jellies, elderberry, apple, blueberry – you name it, I made it.  

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Cabbage is good and good for you!

Asian Salad

Asian Salad Grandson Will tending his cabbage THE HUMBLE CABBAGE Each week I talk with Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart radio about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about cabbage, a veggie cultivated thousands of years before Christ was born!  Though cabbage is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, like so many of our …

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Go ahead and freeze tomatoes whole, w/skin on

Tomatoes ready for the freezer

  Can you freeze tomatoes sans blanching? You bet.  I talked about how to do this with Ron Wilson on his radio show “In the Garden”. But here’s the deal: Make sure your tomatoes are perfectly ripe with no bruises, cracks, etc. Wash, dry and then freeze whole. To thaw, just put in a colander …

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DIY Roasted Tomatoes: Slices & Halves

Roasted tomatoes

Tomatoes ready for roasting This is for Gaya, who loved my roasted tomato recipe from last year but lost it. So she (and you) get a bonus: the original recipe which used tomato halves and my latest & greatest: this one that uses sliced tomatoes. The nice thing about roasting tomato slices  is the skin …

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