Monthly Archive: May 2014

Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Spinach strawberry salad

This week I talked with Matt Swaim on Sacred Heart Radio about how people entertained during Bible days. Hebrews {13:2} talks about hospitality during Bible times:  “And do not be willing to forget hospitality. For by it, certain persons, without realizing it, have received Angels as guests.” Whether people lived in the city or country, …

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FENNEL: A “FERNY” BACKGROUND BEAUTY

FENNEL: A “FERNY” BACKGROUND BEAUTY My bronze and green fennels are absolutely beautiful with their tall, stately, yet delicate looking fern like leaves. They act as willowy sentries in my herb garden. And they were one of the very few perennials who withstood our harsh winter.  Fennel is mentioned as one of the tithing herbs …

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From natural insecticides to pruning lilacs, Yardboy has the answers

Yardboy Ron Wilson

Each week I get great gardening info from friend and colleague Ron Wilson of Natorp’s, so though this season I’ll try to post some of the questions from his readers here. Really timely stuff! “I am trying to do more natural gardening and was hoping you had a suggestion as to an insecticide that I …

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Barbecued Sauerkraut like an inside out stuffed cabbage roll – so good!

BARBECUED SAUERKRAUT Trust me on this one, the name and ingredients sound weird, but there will be no leftovers and plan on sharing the recipe. The sauerkraut turns sweeter while cooking. To me, it tastes like a German stuffed cabbage without the cabbage! Great to tote to that Memorial Day picnic.   1 pound lean …

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Very veggie chili

Very veggie chili For the reader who attended one of my presentations and asked for a good vegetarian chili recipe. “I want it to be full of flavor, not wimpy”, she said. I think this recipe will work just fine for her. Thanks to Cindy W., who shared this a while back. I’m glad I …

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A bounty of asparagus makes its way into quiche

Asparagus bacon quiche

Asparagus bacon quiche Here we were, wishing for warmer weather and it finally arrived. That means asparagus, and lots of it. Every day I go out to the asparagus patch and harvest a couple of pounds at least. And it’s not a big patch. With all the other spring chores, like tilling and planting and …

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Symbolism of the Seven Species of Food Mentioned in the Bible

Symbolism of the Seven Species of Food Mentioned in the Bible Dear Rita, I listened to you on Catholic Radio this morning. I am entertaining 14 adults from Catholic Radio. Thought I would do a “take” on your comments on foods from the Land of Milk and Honey. Thought I would do centerpiece with pomegranates, …

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Homemade Laundry Soap: Fun to Make Laundry Soap

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Homemade Laundry Soap Homemade Laundry Soap I purchased a tub of this at an herbal convention and read the ingredients. Heck, those are available at my local store, so I found a recipe for homemade laundry soap online and here it is. I’ve been making this for a couple of years, and really love it. …

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Museli to rival store bought

Museli

There were special foods during Bible Days that  symbolized the relationship of the Jewish people with the land of Israel and the special connection they had with those food items. They were called the 7 species, and among them were wheat, raisins, dates and pomegranates. Today I’m going to share a favorite recipe, a bit …

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INTOXICATING INFUSED VINEGARS

  INTOXICATING INFUSED VINEGARS OK, so now you have all your herbs planted, they are growing well and all of a sudden, they need pinching back. What to do with the sprigs you pinch back? Make infused vinegars.  They make wonderful gifts plus add zip to salads and sauces, to name just a couple of …

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