Monthly Archive: January 2014

Yummy, Easy and Gluten Free Granola Bars

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Yummy, Easy and Gluten Free Granola Bars Each week I talk with Brian Patrick about Bible foods and herbs on Sacred Heart Radio. Today we talked about:      BEST BIBLE FOODS FOR HEALTH AND LONGEVITY God said, “I have given you every plant with seeds on the face of the earth and every tree that has …

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It’s Goetta making time

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Goetta frying in my Mom’s iron skillet with our own eggs       A couple of weeks ago Linda Vaccariello of Cincinnati Magazine called and asked if I would share some tips on making goetta for an article she was writing. I told her I had just made a batch since I wanted to …

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Violet and dandelion jam and jelly in the snow

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OK so I was bored – cabin fever and the weather promises to get even colder than the 2 degrees it was outside this morning. I had some violet and dandelion infusions in the freezer so I brought spring inside today by making jams & jellies. If you look real hard, down below you can …

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Solar clothes dryer…..well, maybe not

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As you can tell by this photo, I’m a die-hard clothes-hanger-outer. The sun is my solar clothes dryer.  I wanted to hang the sheets out today since the thermometer read 26. Well, that wasn’t quite true – 26 degrees outside the sunny window, but about 2 degrees near the back where the clothes line is. …

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Foods associated with the rosary and 2 Superbowl Cajun Shrimp dishes

Cajun Shrimp Each week I talk with Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart radio about Bible foods & herbs. Today  we talked about plants that are associated with the mysteries of the rosary and I shared a couple of good recipes for Cajun shrimp which use some of the ingredients that we talked about. HERBS, PLANTS AND …

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Now tell me again, how long is it ’till spring?!

Looking north from my herb garden

Today I was supposed to do a Fox 19 cooking segment, but we couldn’t even get out of our lane.  Within a few hours we had 4″ of snow with a freezing wind. We have had a really cold and snowy winter already here, so I’m a bit wistful for spring. The garden catalogs are …

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Pantry remedies for colds & flu

From left to right: Mint, sage, thyme, bay, oregano; in front are garlic (it’s sprouting!) and ginger. OK so here we are with wind chill factors of 20 below and more, and cold and flu season is just about to begin. There are herbs and spices that you use every day in cooking that can …

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Trendy Bible foods make their way into pizza

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  BIBLE FOODS & HERBS IN THE NEWS AS TRENDS FOR 2014 If you check food trends,  some of the most important and healthy foods and herbs touted this year as trendy have their roots in Bible days.  Gluten free. For people who have gluten or wheat intolerance, grains such as wheat and its relatives are …

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Thirty Minute Veggie Soup Perfect for a bone chilling day

    Homemade vegetable soup in 30 minutes? You bet!  One of my most requested soups and it’s perfect for a bone chilling day like today. Our temperature here on my little patch of heaven is reading 3 degrees – I’ll be giving my chickens some extra corn and sunflower seeds along with their regular …

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THE BEST TZATZIKI DIP

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Meze Platter including Tzatziki Dip   TZATZIKI DIP Ingredients for Tzatziki Dip sans the lemon juice OK I’m not sure if I’m spelling this correctly, but it’s the wonderful, thick, Greek appetizer made with yogurt. And I’ve had plenty of versions of this that were watery – yuck!  Follow this recipe exactly and you’ll have …

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