Monthly Archive: August 2017

Black Bean & Corn Salsa for Labor Day

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Like I do every Thursday morning, I chatted with Annie Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods & herbs. Today we talked about beans, and how these ancient legumes are so popular today. (Did you know that during Bible days beans were even used politically? A white bean was a “yes” …

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End of Summer Tips for Garden

Ron Wilson

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR GARDEN LOOKING GREAT! My colleague, friend and garden guru Ron Wilson shared this timely information for taking care of your end of summer garden: TAKE CARE OF THE DIRT Till the garden this fall.  Exposed soils freeze and thaw over the winter and help to …

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Best Barbecued Baked Beans for Labor Day

Best BBQ'D Baked Beans garnished with green onions

  When I used to make baked beans for picnics, I’d take back most of what I brought. But since I have started using this recipe, all that’s changed. No leftovers!  LABOR DAY BARBECUED BAKED BEANS 2 cans pork and beans, 16 oz ea. 1 can regular beans, your choice, drained 1 cup favorite barbeque …

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Put this “stick” in your flour bin for easy measuring

OK so when I was making a pound cake today, I had to measure flour into a cup. As I usually do, I whisk the flour a bit and then dip the cup into it. I also usually take a knife to smooth the top off. Today I used an old spatula handle which works …

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Watch me make Basil Buttermilk Dressing

  Just looking at the tomatoes when you see this video will make you hungry! Thanks to my pals at Fox 19 in Cincinnati for having me on again. This recipe was given to me from Dottie, a creative cook in our recipe group. Love it! RECIPE: Basil Buttermilk Dressing.

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Chocolate Covered Bananas a Back to School Treat

Today  I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about how kids were schooled during Bible days. Learning was taught both at the synagogue for boys and at home for both boys and girls to teach the practical lessons for everyday life, which meant a trade for the male and the care and feeding …

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Figs!

Figs!

Check the size of these figs from my tree! Granddaughter Ellery could hardly hold them in her little hands,

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Homemade Peach Vodka

Fruit infusing in vodka

OK so I heard about this recipe where you take cut up peaches or other fruit and infuse it in vodka – 2:1 ration = 2 parts vodka to 1 part fruit. Today I tossed in a very ripe peach, a peach pit, a couple strawberries and a few golden raspberries from our patch. Here’s …

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Cooking with Friends from my Gardens

Tomatoes with Basil Buttermilk Dressing

  Each year I host my herb group and other friends for a “cooking from the gardens” meal at my home. This year my neighbor, Erin, of Phillipsfarmbatavia.com, documented it and blogged about it on her site. Here’s a couple photos to whet your herbal appetite. Check the blog out. Erin also journals her life …

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No Bake 5 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars with Dates and Almonds

Gluten Free Granola Bars with Almonds and Dates

SO YUMMY, SO EASY GLUTEN FREE GRANOLA BARS   Today, like every Thursday, I chatted with Anna Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. Dates were on the agenda. This ancient, fiber filled food was eaten 4000 years before Christ was born. Date palm trees can live up to 100 years! Dates have good …

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