Spring Stir Fry: DIY Universal Stir Fry Sauce

“Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, pease porridge in the pot 9 days old.”  My garden peas have pushed through the soil, still tiny but looking strong. For some reason, that childhood rhyme came to mind, so indulge me!  Peas are really a lovely seasonal vegetable, so when they’re abundant, peas are in my meal rotation a lot.  These legumes are good for you, too. … Continue reading Spring Stir Fry: DIY Universal Stir Fry Sauce

Chorizo Nachos with Homemade White Queso

 Photo credit kitchn.com Today, Matt Swaim from Sacred Heart Radio’s Sonrise Morning Show and I talked about the upcoming All Saints and All Souls Day and how they relate to a secular Halloween.   When was All Saints Day first instituted? Lots of legends abound about the beginning of All Saints Day. From what I can gather, though, way back in the 800’s the Pope … Continue reading Chorizo Nachos with Homemade White Queso

1 Hour Yeast Rolls – Yes You Can!

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!

Lace bugs = Bad – Buggy Joe

Ron Wilson Joe Boggs, OSU Extension, chatted with my pal and garden expert, Ron Wilson, recently on Ron’s national radio gardening show. It was all about lace bugs. Jul 28, 2021 Lace bugs (order Hemiptera; family Tingidae) are so named because of the lace-like pattern of the veins and membranes in their wings which are held flat over their body. Most lace bug species found in Ohio … Continue reading Lace bugs = Bad – Buggy Joe

Are you a Martha or a Mary?

I so enjoy chatting with Matt Swaim, Sacred Heart Radio, on the Sonrise Morning Show each week. Today we talked about entertaining and how Martha, Mary and Lazarus were good friends of Jesus, so Jesus visited them when He could. Martha was the one who got busy in the kitchen preparing the food, while Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and simply listened. Martha got a … Continue reading Are you a Martha or a Mary?

Blackberry Buckle

Chatting with Matt Swaim of Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio today, the subject was berries/brambles. Blackberries were growing wild during Bible days but they weren’t the plump, thornless kind you can have today. Smaller, thornier but worth it. Here’s a buckle recipe that we like very much. Now some buckles mix some of the fruit and batter together. This one doesn’t but the topping does … Continue reading Blackberry Buckle

Vegan Whipped Cream

Have you heard of aquafaba which means “bean water?” Did you know you can take the liquid from a can of chickpeas and whip it up to amazing volume, just like real whipped cream? Here’s how to do it! Today Matt Swaim from the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio chatted about chickpeas. This ancient legumes a common bean during Bible days. They were grown in … Continue reading Vegan Whipped Cream

Fall Webworms are Here Now

Friend and colleague Joe Boggs, Ohio State Extension, tells and shows you all you need to know about this creepy little crawler.  Fall webworm caterpillars feed on the leaves enveloped by their silk nest. Early instar caterpillars feed primarily as leaf skeletonizers with later instars consuming all leaf tissue except for the petioles and coarse veins. As caterpillars grow in size, they expand their nest … Continue reading Fall Webworms are Here Now

Famous Recipe Pasta Salad for July 4

With July 4 coming around the corner, we’ll be entertaining and glad to do it, considering last year’s pandemic restrictions have been lifted.There are good passages in the Bible about entertaining and simply having fun with those we love. Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio chatted about entertaining Ecclesiastes 3:1,4“For everything there is a season, and a time for every … Continue reading Famous Recipe Pasta Salad for July 4

Shrimp Scampi with Garlicky Spaghetti and Wilted Spinach

Sometimes you have to be a bit lenient with recipes. Like use them as a guide, not set in stone. Shrimp scampi is one of those. A little more of one ingredient, a little less of another. It’s all about going to taste. That’s why the recipe I’m sharing gives you leeway. Remember, you can always add more, but you can’t take away. I tossed … Continue reading Shrimp Scampi with Garlicky Spaghetti and Wilted Spinach

There is corn in my lawn!! – Buggy Joe

Jun 19, 2021 From friend and colleague, Joe Boggs, OSU Extension: I received a phone call yesterday from a homeowner bemoaning, “there’s corn coming up in my lawn!” I asked if the lawn was newly seeded and the caller said it was not; the lawn had been established several years ago. It’s a useful question because wheat is notorious for springing up from errant seed in straw … Continue reading There is corn in my lawn!! – Buggy Joe

Cucumbers: How to Grow and 2 Summer Recipes

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio chatted about cucumbers. This ancient vegetable has Biblical roots. It’s as popular today as it was back then.\ Numbers 11: 5-6 When the people wept “Oh that we had some of the delicious fish we enjoyed in Egypt  – cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic…” I am sure they ate most of them … Continue reading Cucumbers: How to Grow and 2 Summer Recipes

Shish Tawook with Fresh Herbs

Grilled Shish Tawook with fresh vegetables and herb mop“Shish” means skewer and “Tawook” means chicken. Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show, chatted about Father’s Day and St. Joseph, who was Jesus’ earthly father. Sunday is Father’s Day so I hope you honor all of the dads in your life. This recipe reminds me of my own dad, who would take pieces of lamb, put them … Continue reading Shish Tawook with Fresh Herbs