Monthly Archive: March 2014

Creamy/chunky potato soup for St. Patrick’s Day

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When I was in first grade at St. Margaret of Cortona School in Madison Place, Sister Justina asked me why I wasn’t wearing a green ribbon in my hair for St. Patrick’s Day.  “Because I’m Lebanese”, I replied timidly. That’s all changed, and even I’m a bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Creamy or chunky …

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Champ or colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day – what’s the diff?

CHAMP WITH SCALLIONS The story goes that in the 5th century AD, St. Patrick went to Ireland, killed all the snakes and converted the people. What were they eating? For starters, leeks, cress, and cabbage, all of which are….you guessed it…green! Think abut it, though. The food pyramid stresses green leafy veggies and good root …

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Carob the star in this No Bake Granola

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     Did you know carob, that trendy chocolate substitute, has been eaten for thousands of year Each Thursday morning I talk with Matt Swaim on Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods & herbs. Today we talked about carob. Matthew 3:1 – Carob seeds are also known as locust beans and St. John’s bread.   According …

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Two way red beans & rice for Fat Tuesday – vegetarian or w/meat

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  VEGETARIAN RED BEANS AND RICE If you’ve any doubt at all about all the “good” things in here, check out my tips at the end of this recipe. Go to taste on the spices & herbs.  I usually add more garlic, cumin and chili powder.  When you include rice with a bean, you have …

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Easy King Cakes for Mardi Gras

EASY KING CAKE FOR MARDI GRAS Fat Tuesday is around the corner, and it’s celebrated with, well, lots of decadent food (to ready ourselves for the lean eating during Lent) and, of course, King Cake. Traditional King Cake is a yeasted dough, and today I’m sharing 2 easier recipes that are really good. Adapted from a …

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Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage

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  It was a week of “last ofs”. We split and stacked the last of our wood (check out our smiling photos) and we had our last sled ride of the year. Son Jason videoed it not just for fun but, as he said, “to have evidence that you, Mom, actually made it down the …

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