Monthly Archive: March 2017

Garbanzo Bean Juice = Vegan “Whipped Cream”

I have been wondering if this much touted “vegan whipped cream” from the juice of canned garbanzo beans really worked. I tried it today and guess what – it did! I used my hand mixer to whip it, and added a little vanilla and powdered sugar. The texture was more like a meringue than a …

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Tips From Readers Kitchens

Tips from readers’ kitchens Chicken Vesuvio a hit. Deanna A. loved the recipe and subbed broccoli for the peas. “One of the most delicious dishes I’ve made in a long time.” Soda bread made with garbanzo flour Merida D., an Eastside reader, made my soda bread with garbanzo flour instead of all purpose. “Gluten free …

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Layered Trifle for St. Patrick’s Day

Today I chatted with Annie Mitchell, as usual, on the Sonrise Morning Show for Sacred Heart Radio here in Cincinnati. St. Patrick was the subject since we celebrate his feast day tomorrow March 17.  Anyway, I thought you’d enjoy this recipe celebrating this beloved saint. I first saw the trifle/parfait at a presentation I did …

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How to Grow Shamrocks in the House

I love shamrocks! My most treasured is a purple one from a mother plant given to me by a friend. She got her start from our former priest, Fr. Jim Peaker, an Irishman with an engaging smile and twinkling blue eyes.Anyway, I wanted to share some info from Ron Wilson, colleague and garden expert about …

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Homemade ricotta easy to make at home

Homemade ricotta easy to make at home I found another recipe for ricotta that I like even better than one I’ve shared before. Here it is. Have you ever tried making homemade cheese? Does the thought intimidate you? Well, today I’m taking you under my wing and showing you how to make one of the …

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Whoda thunk it? New Way to Pluck Parsley Sans Knife

But first you have to wash & dry the parsley. See the photo? Wash, lay in single layer on towel and roll up. That’s it! The towel absorbs the moisture. You can keep it in the frig in the  towel if you put the towel in a baggie. Keeps for a couple days at least. …

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Pasta Puttanesca Filling and Nutritious – Yum!

This morning I chatted with Annie Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show  on Sacred Heart Radio. The subject was capers. Did you know carbonized capers were found in tombs of the ancients? Yes, capers were eaten during Bible days!  And today, they’re more popular than ever, especially in one of my faves, this pasta dish! PASTA PUTTANESCA A wonderful, …

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Perfect Day for Hanging Clothes Outside

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

    For North West Press reader Patricia Tierney, who is still looking for creative ways to cook this, and acorn squash. Spaghetti squash is called that because the cooked pulp looks just like skinny spaghetti. My granddaughter Eva loves this squash and we plant it every year in our garden! How to cook spaghetti …

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Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Today I chatted with Annie Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show about Lenten food traditions throughout the world. Of course, in the USA and especially the midwest, fish fries are considered part & parcel of Lent. At our cluster of parishes here in Clermont County, Ohio, we have fish fries every Friday. But we love …

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