I was getting ingredients out of the pantry to make a batch of one hour yeast rolls for dinner, when Oliver Phillips, my 10 year old neighbor, called. Oliver wanted to come over and “make something”. So he and I made the rolls together. I let Oliver do the measuring and mixing. “Does this seem hard to you?” I asked. “Not at all,” he said. … Continue reading 1 Hour Yeast Rolls – Yes You Can!
Ron Wilson, Garden Guru for Natorp’s and Host of “In the Garden” on WKRC 55 radio here in Cincinnati, always keeps me update as to what I need to do outside. It has been HOT and DRY on my little patch of heaven. How’s it been on yours? Ron says: Keep watering as needed. General rule of thumb for established plants and turf is 1 … Continue reading Garden and Lawn Tips for Hot Summer Days
Aug 7, 2020 From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson. Interesting read – I’ll keep you posted. Government officials told people not to plant the seeds due to concerns they could be an invasive species, but Crenshawn had already planted his by the time this advice came out. Crenshawn received the seeds in the post two months ago, and said curiosity took over so decided to … Continue reading Seeds Delivered From China To Grow Massive Unstoppable Fruit
As many of you know, each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about Bible foods and herbs and their history. Today we talked about Lebanon. Being Lebanese, my heart and prayers, along with those of my extended family, go to Lebanon and its people during this unprecedented horrific time in Beirut and surroundings due to the explosion. Many of … Continue reading Comfort Food from Lebanon
I had a request to share this recipe – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this while training housewares employees at Macy’s. This was always a favorite! THREE INGREDIENT STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM Use sweetened frozen strawberries. So easy, and pretty, too. Recipe can be doubled. Ingredients 12-16 oz. frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed 1 to 1-/4 cups whipping cream, unwhipped (1 cup for … Continue reading 3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream
When we were on vacation with my family, hummus was one of the snacks that was brought out when we just wanted a little something to nosh on before dinner. Not the most inexpensive deli item, hummus is unbelievably easy to make at home. And roasted red pepper hummus? Got you covered there, too. Just in case you have roasted red pepper left over, stir … Continue reading Homemade Hummus and Pimento Cheese Dips
OK so this week I’ve gotten some requests for recipes printed looong ago – some from 2006. So here’s 2 out of 3 – real Kentucky cream candy and cream cheese cookies. I’m hunting up the recipe for and fire & ice pickles. I’m pretty amazed how you remember – that’s what makes this site so fun to maintain. COMMUNITY PRESS COLUMN 2006 You know … Continue reading Recipe Blasts from the Past
Do Not Plant any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds I’m not sure if this is a nationwide problem, but here in Ohio we’ve gotten news of seeds that come in the mail unsolicited. Could be something dangerous, noxious, etc. so read the information below from Ohio Dept of Agriculture. Don’t open them, either. Jul 28, 2020 This information is from the Ohio Department of Agriculture … Continue reading Unsolicited Seeds in the Mail? Don’t Open/Plant!
Fruited Terrine Each week when I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show we talk about foods from the Bible. Today the subject was grapes. GRAPES (John: 15:5) I am the vine, you are the branches – he that abide in me and I in him, brings much fruit; for without me you can do nothing. Mentioned more than any other plant in the entire … Continue reading Got Grapes? Make Fruit Terrine and Pops
There’s a “gift without ribbons” growing abundantly, and might I say, aggressively, in my herb garden. Check the photo out — it’s a pumpkin vine! No one’s sure how it got there. Anyway, it has taken over the medicinal and culinary areas of my herb garden, and is now vining out over the garden wall and into the Bible herbs area. So far it hasn’t … Continue reading BBQ Baby Back/Loin Pork Ribs
Friend and colleague Joe Boggs, from the Ohio State University Extension shares photos and timely information about these creepy caterpillars. Yuck!Jul 23, 2020 Jim Chatfield sent a picture on Tuesday of a group of middle-instar yellownecked caterpillars (Datana ministra) devouring leaves on a witch-hazel (Hamamelissp.) in Secrest Arboretum. Yellownecks feed in groups, sometimes called “colonies,” numbering 10 – 30 individuals throughout their development. The colonies tend to … Continue reading Yellowneck Caterpillars: Have you seen these?
You’ll never guess how I spent my afternoon yesterday. A hint: it has to do with chickens. Any guesses? If you said “harvesting chickens” you’d be right. But I’m willing to bet not one of you guessed that. But that’s just what I did. The first time ever. And they weren’t my “girls”. The chickensI helped pluck feathers from and get freezer ready were my … Continue reading Peter picked a Peck…and so did I: Pickles!!