Monthly Archive: April 2016

Erin says: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Erin Phillips picking wild violets As you know, I love foraging for wild foods, and as mentioned in a previous post, my neighbor Erin and I did just that a couple days ago. Check out her blog  for how she felt about  ”going wild with Rita” along with a detailed tutorial on how to make …

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Wild violet jelly and jam

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Yesterday I spent a fun bit of time with my neighbor, Erin Phillips teaching her to make wild violet jelly and jam. (Check her blog out at Philipsfarmbatavia.com to see her tutorial on making violet jelly and jam, too, and also to read an article written about Erin and her homesteading practices by The Clermont …

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Violet Mint Vinegar

Violet Mint Vinegar Beautiful and healthy. The mint helps digestion and the violets contain vitamin C. The violets will turn the vinegar a very pale lavender/pink. Delicious in marinades and in salad dressings. No real recipe but here’s how I do it: In a clean, sterile glass jar, add a mixture of violets and mint …

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Passover Brisket Two Ways

My friend Linda, a long-time Fox employee and me

      FAMOUS BEEF BRISKET Oh gosh, I can’t believe how good this is. The ingredients are common ones, the technique a bit different. Great for Passover or any time  you want a hearty, really easy and tummy-filling entre. Now if all you find in the grocery are large cuts, just ask the butcher …

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Come visit Ron Wilson/Yardboy, and Me at Cinti Flower Show

Ask the Experts Box Luncheon - Wednesday, April 13, Noon - Join Flower Show favorites, Ron Wilson and Rita Heikenfeld, for a delightful box lunch while they provide illuminating gardening advice and the solution to (nearly) all your gardening problems. Ticket price is $35 and includes all-day admission to the Flower Show.   .Ron and I will be hosting a …

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DeSha’s Famous Corn Bread

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DeSha’s Famous Corn Bread For Lynda. This serves 10-15. Andy Gabriel, then Chef at De Sha’s restaurant here in Cincinnati , shared this recipe during a cooking class he did for me.  This is a moist and super delicious cornbread that just begs for a smear of soft butter. If I remember correctly, this really …

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Spring Salad, Champagne Dressing in a Frico Cup

Remember my former post about the English Tea for the Boone County Arboretum. Well, here’s the  recipe that so many of you wanted for the salad in frico cups. The food, made by Donna Wilmhoff, a Union, Kentucky reader, was as tasty as it was beautiful. Donna and her staff made 6 savory items and …

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Kids Grow Colander Salad Bowl Gardens

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I had a fun with Frank Marzulo on Fox 19making salad gardens for  kids:  http://www.fox19.com/clip/12327564/building-homegrown-salad-bowls-for-kids

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My New E Book: Sports Nutrition for Your Kids

Colleague Dawn Weatherwax and I revisited this classic that we wrote. Updated and filled with timely and THE BEST nutrition information, like what and when to eat and drink (with recipes) for optimal performance, this book is a must have for parents and young active kids.  Check out the details on Dawn’s site: sportsnutrition2go.com.  

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Miracle Drink: Raw, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

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  My friend and colleague, Joe Strecker, executive producer of Ron Wilson’s garden radio show, asked me about the benefits of cider vinegar:   The important thing is to use raw, organic apple cider vinegar, like Bragg’s. It will contain all the good nutrients. It will look cloudy since it contains the vinegar “mother” – …

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