Monthly Archive: September 2015

Making rose hip jelly

Cooking rose hips for jelly

Today I finally got to cooking the huge rose hips/seed pods of wild roses my friends Bert & Bob brought back from the seashore in Maine. Rose hips are chock full of vitamins A & C.  Tonight I’ll make the jelly since the cooked hips have to be strained and I like to do that …

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Does Frisch’s chili contain bell peppers? Surprise…..

Rita's chili - is it a Frisch's clone?

Hah! Gotcha, didn’t I? This is in response to the bunch of blog posts of my site buddies telling me no way Frisch’s chili contains bell/green peppers in spite of the cloned recipe I put on this site from a reader that does contain green bells. Anyway, I went to the source: Rick Conrad, Mktg. …

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How to make comfrey salve and cream

One of the most popular items during my presentation on herbs that heal at Mother Earth News Fair was comfrey salve. So many of you wanted to make it. Here’s how to do it: Comfrey salve: Over low heat, melt 1 cup vaseline/petroleum jelly with either 2 tablespoons finely ground comfrey root or  1/2 cup …

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You’re invited! Tea Party for Safe Harbor of Hope

I’m sharing this in hopes that you might share it too or decide to come.  I’m the featured speaker and am honored to do so!   This is a tea party fundraiser for Safe Harbor of Hope.

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I’m on Ron Wilson’s radio show tomorrow

Ron & Rita

It’s WKRC 550 on the AM channel. I know it’s national so you can get it on Serius, etc. I’m on from 7-9 AM. I’ll be talking about putting the herb garden to bed and sharing a recipe for the most wonderful apple liqueur….and I’ll bring Ron a sample to taste.

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Thanks Edible Ohio mag

I had the most fun talking with Karen Gibson and watching photographer Julie Kramer take an amazing amount of photos of herbs in my herb garden. The issue with the article is on stands now. I really appreciate the help of others to spread my message on the goodness of herbs and natural foods.

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Sustainable living trends – saw these at Mother Earth Fair

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My presentation on a Garden of Simples had standing room only at Mother Earth Fair in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. I wanted to share just a few photos that I took which show some sustainable living trends. I was able to take a few presentations myself. Two that stand out were Dawn Comb’s …

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Chicken and leeks braised in cider – perfect for fall

Leeks in flower

This recipe was shared by a member of my recipe group and it is so good that her husband thought she should keep it a family secret recipe.  As another member stated “Lucky for us she didn’t.”  I’ve adapted this only slightly CHICKEN AND LEEKS BRAISED IN APPLE CIDER 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs 3 …

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How to make apple fritters

I’ve always said our apples wouldn’t win a beauty contest, but our trees bear the best organic apples, and in abundance. So this week I’m making applesauce and also sharing my newest and most delicious and yes, easiest, apple fritter recipe. Even the kids can help mix the batter and dust the fritters with sugar …

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Thanks Cincinnati Magazine

It was a fun day, even though it was hotter than —-. Cincinnati Magazine came out to my herb garden to feature it in their “Farm Fresh” issue now on stands. (It has a bunch of ripe tomatoes on the cover). Check it out – some interesting herbal tibits thee.

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