Chorizo Nachos with Homemade White Queso

 Photo credit 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!

Artichokes in Curry and Salad

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show Matt Swaim and I talked about artichokes. Artichokes:  Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.”The artichoke is a domesticated variety of the wild cardoon (I grow cardoon in my Bible section of the herb garden). It looks very similar to an artichoke plant. The cardoon … Continue reading Artichokes in Curry and Salad

Butternut and Chickpea Tagine

Our garden is gourd and winter squash central for family, neighbors and friends. The little ones love to explore the vines holding these autumn treasures.  During a recent hunt, granddaughters Ellery, Eva and Emerson found what they claimed was a new kind of gourd. Not so. They found edible tan honey nut squash, a very small member of the large butternut squash family.  I planted … Continue reading Butternut and Chickpea Tagine

A is for Apple: Dumplings, Butter & Sauce!

I was in the mood for apple dumplings so I made a batch. It was the perfect fall day for making apple butter and applesauce, too.  Judy M., a longtime reader, loves the apple butter from Nashville House in Nashville, Indiana. “My sisters and I want to get together and make apple butter and we’re looking for that recipe,” Judy said. She has great memories … Continue reading A is for Apple: Dumplings, Butter & Sauce!

Let’s Sprout some Seeds and Grains!

Can you guess what the photo is? Pea sprouts! Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio, chatted about sprouts and their links to Bible days. Yep, in Ezekiel 4:9 the subject is a bread made with sprouted grains and legumes. In Biblical times, grains were often prepared by soaking, fermenting, or sprouting before being consumed. And the grains were whole and definitely … Continue reading Let’s Sprout some Seeds and Grains!

Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms: A Forager’s Bounty

My friends and fellow foragers, Butch and Char Castle, and I went foraging for these gems a couple days ago. All I can say is WOW! What’s your take on these incredible edibles from Mother Nature? Have you ever found any? Have you ever prepared or eaten these beauties? Not to mention, how nutritious they are…. Continue reading Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms: A Forager’s Bounty

Mississippi Pot Roast

It was a crazy busy day today on our little patch of heaven. We started out working with the wood pile, stacking it into manageable rows. Then we gathered seeds from the cutting flower rows. And harvesting more peppers including banana. Those banana peppers and a thawed chuck roast were motivation for supper: Slow cooker Mississippi pot roast.  This iconic, yummy recipe can be made … Continue reading Mississippi Pot Roast

Those Darn Stinkbugs and Asian Lady Beetles

They’re trying to get into my house by flying onto screen doors, crawling along the outside stoop into the house, and other nefarious ways to get in to winter over. I’m talking about stinkbugs and lady beetles! I’m willing to bet you have them, too. Here’s some fun and always timely information from Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension. “Buggy Joe” comes through again! This … Continue reading Those Darn Stinkbugs and Asian Lady Beetles