Rusty Patched Bumble Bee: Don’t Swat this Endangered Pollinator!

Rusty-patched bumble bee Bombus affinis 1B_0

My friend, “Buggy Joe” Boggs,  contributes seasonally to Ron Wilson’s newsletter (ronwilsononline.com). Here’s what Joe had to say this week about bees, and which one is now endangered. So keep that bug spray and fly swatter away from the bees!  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as …

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Elegant & Easy: Belgian Endive Appetizer with Homemade Boursin Cheese

  This was a featured recipe when Country Gardens magazine came out to my home for a day of photographing my herb garden and making herbal recipes. It is so easy, looks elegant and every time I make it in class, it becomes a student favorite. Sprinkle a few fresh herbs (even parsley looks nice) …

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Garden Questions Answered by Ron Wilson

No need to introduce my Yard Boy, Garden Guru and Colleague, Ron Wilson of Natorp’s. But I do need to let you know what garden questions are being asked this week: Garden Questions “We want to get the lawn off to a good start this year and keep building on getting it fuller.  It’s a …

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Color Eggs Naturally + Peanut Butter Eggs + Opera Cream Eggs

Dyes

Today I chatted with Anna Mitchell, as usual, about Bible foods & herbs on the Sonrise Morning Show. We talked about eggs and how they’ve become an important symbol during Lent and Passover. I’m also sharing my annual recipes for naturally colored eggs (I’ve clarified the recipes a bit), along with 3 other faves!   EGGS …

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The Golden Rule to Pruning

The Golden Rule to Pruning with Ron Wilson Not all plants need to be pruned and not all plants need to be pruned every year. But if they do, the golden rule: If it flowers in the spring, prune it after its finished flowering / if it flowers in the summer or fall, prune it …

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Phenology: Nature tells when to Plant

Forsythia

I get so much fun and useful information from my colleague and garden guru, Ron Wilson of Natorp Nursery here in Cincinnati. A few days ago he sent me information from Horticulture Magazine about how certain plants give a cue, by blooming or leafing out, that it’s time for certain activities, like sowing particular crops. I’m quoting …

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Empty Tomb Buns/Resurrection Buns!

Jack and his Empty Tomb Buns

  Each Thursday I chat with Anna Mitchell of Sacred Heart Radio and today we talked about foods and herbs associated with Passover and Easter. I also shared recipes for Empty Tomb Buns/Resurrection Rolls and a way to showcase Jesus dying on the cross. Check out the recipe and photos! FOODS AND HERBS ASSOCIATED WITH PASSOVER …

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A Springtime Walk in the Woods – Guess What I found!

Blood Wort

It was the first day of spring so I couldn’t resist a walk in our woods. As I walked down the steps leading to the East Fork River I found some brave little wild flowers poking through the cold soil. (Will it ever get warm?). The top photo is blood wort, which the Indian used …

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Restaurant Style Cajun BBQ Shrimp with Homemade Seasoning

BBQ Shrimp

I was taking my daily walk along our old country road when I saw our neighbors, Joanne and Mike, looking up and pointing at something in a copse of trees across from their home. They were monitoring a bald eagle’s nest! Mike told me there was another nest in one of the other trees a …

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I love Falafel

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  What do you think of this photo of falafel? I’m still testing recipes out for it, and so far, so good.  

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