Monthly Archive: September 2013

Chris’ Apple Cake

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Each week I talk with Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart Radio. This week the subject was apples. There’s been a debate for years about the “forbidden fruit” mentioned in Genesis, Chapter 3 where we learn about Eve tempting Adam with the only fruit they were not permitted to eat. Some scholars say it may not have …

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Chickpea soup for the soul

Herbs for Chick Pea Soup

Chickpeas are not mentioned specifically in the Bible, but we know that it was a staple in the cuisine of that era. Some folks know them as  garbanzo beans, and ceci beans. Chickpeas are now eaten all over the world, and are on the trendiest restaurant menus. While high in calories, chickpeas are also high in protein, calcium, B-vitamins iron, …

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Easy wheat bread

It’s a bread baking day here. There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to fall in hues of red, gold and yellow from our maple trees. Here’s a wheat bread easy enough for beginners. Now this is not 100 percent whole wheat since it has some white flour in it. Makes …

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TUNA SALAD LIKE MARX’S HOT BAGELS

TUNA SALAD LIKE MARX’S  HOT BAGELS This is as close as I can get to the popular recipe. Albacore is high quality tuna. Mix together: 1 can, 6 oz, albacore tuna, drained 1/2 cup ea. diced carrots and celery Enough mayonnaise to bind mixture together Now add to taste: Onion powder Seasoning Salt White pepper

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Apple Blossom Cake, Country Apple Pie

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What apple makes the best cake or pie? Purists use Granny Smith or a combo w/other apples. I use whatever my trees give me. Chris Lipnick’s apple blossom cake Chris, a Kentucky reader, immigrated to this country from Germany. Chris, like my daughter-in-law Inge, is an expert baker. Chris shared this recipe a while back …

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COTTAGE HAM, GREEN BEANS AND POTATOES IN THE CROCKPOT

Fresh picked green beans from my garden Having trouble digesting beans? Add a bit of savory to bean dishes. Savory is called “the bean herb” in Germany and yes, it does help digest beans, especially beans like kidney beans, great northern beans, etc. Here’s a much requested recipe that’s been a favorite in my family for …

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Clone of J. Alexander’s orzo salad

"Like" J. Alexander's White & Wild Rice Salad

“Tastes like more”, one of my readers said. This clone of J. Alexander’s orzo salad is that good. This makes a lot, but leftovers are a must! Go to taste on seasonings, adding more if you wish. Now this recipe doesn’t have wild rice in it, but you could cook, say, 1/2 cup or so …

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How long is a sprig of herbs?

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OK so I’ve been getting this question a lot. “How long is a sprig of herbs?”  I used to say 2″ but have changed that now to 3-4″. Cut a 4″ sprig and start with 2-3″   in your dish, then add more if you want after the food is cooking a bit. If you …

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It’s time for cobbler

Any Berry Cobbler

    Cobblers can be made with just about any fruit. Really delicious eaten warm with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. Cherry or any berry cobbler I have made this with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup milk 2 …

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Time to preserve herbs for winter

Fresh herbs ready  to be hung Herbs almost dried after 2 weeks Herbs & flowers dried on screen   HARVESTING HERBS FOR WINTER If you haven’t started already, get out there and harvest those herbs. Whether you dry them the old fashioned way, preserve them in vinegars or oils, or freeze them, you have to …

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