Category Archive: Vegetables

Roasted Potatoes Tossed with Fresh Herb Lemon Pesto

Each week I chat with my friends on the Sonrise Morning Show about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about mint and its Biblical history. Mint was one of the tithing herbs, and used extensively during Bible times not only as a household herb (hanging mint in doorways and as a strewing herb on …

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What did the Ancient Israelites Eat?

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show. This week their pledge drive is going on, so if you can contribute either monetarily or with a prayer, I hope you do so. We talked today about what people of Bible days ate in the area of the world where Jesus was born. …

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Try Hearts of Palm Salad with Tomatoes, Chickpeas and Artichokes

  HEARTS OF PALM SALAD WITH TOMATOES, CHICKPEAS AND ARTICHOKES As Catholics we celebrate Palm Sunday with a special tradition at Mass, with the passing out of blessed palms.  Today Matt Swaim and I chatted about foods and herbs associated with Palm Sunday. The significance is that palm leaves were laid out on the path …

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Surprise! Green is not Original Color of St. Patrick + Awesome Potato Pancake Recipe

Trivia about St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day and my newest Potato Pancake Recipe Who was the man behind St. Patrick’s Day? He wasn’t even Irish.  The real St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to an aristocratic Christian family with a townhouse, a country villa, and plenty of slaves. …

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Growing and Using Basil

  Purple and Green Basil A Guide To Growing Basil Harvesting and Preserving Basil for its Many Uses Here’s an article I wrote for Countryside Magazine. It’s timely since right now my basil is flowering like crazy! I’m willing to bet that if you start an herb garden, growing basil (Ocimum Basilicum) will be high …

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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Tangy Yogurt Dressing

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Tangy Yogurt Dressing

  BROCCOLI CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH TANGY YOGURT DRESSING Don’t be put off by the yogurt in the dressing for this Broccoli Salad. It’s a yummy salad with the tanginess of the dressing offset by the sweetness of the grapes. My neighbor, Sandy, brought me over a bowl of this and I just had to have …

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Roasted Asparagus: Asparagus with Brie

Roasted Asparagus with Brie

A Recipe for roasted asparagus you’ll love. What a difference a few warm days make. The kids who live down the road brought me a baggie full of wild violets that they patiently picked. I’ll add that to what I’ve picked and I’ll have enough to make a batch of violet jelly (so gourmet!) and violet vinegar. After …

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