Pork Chops with Orange Dijon Pan Sauce

I was weeding my patch of elderberries when I spied more than a few blackberry vines poking through the soil. The funny thing is when we planted the blackberries originally, they seemed far enough away from the elderberries. Lesson learned: blackberries are like mint – new growth springs from the mother plant, roams, then roots wherever it finds soil. I dug up the vines and … Continue reading Pork Chops with Orange Dijon Pan Sauce

Blender Whole Orange and Date Muffins

Today I chatted with Anna Mitchell, Sacred Heart Radio, about dates. Did you know that dates were discovered in Mesopotamia around 4000 BC? The Babylonians loved dates so much they wrote a recipe for date syrup on a clay table.  Dates were used for barter, as well.  Dates signified food for eternal life and were often pictured in tombs. Here’s a recipe that is what … Continue reading Blender Whole Orange and Date Muffins

Come and see me at CHCA’S Food Symposium!

I’m one of the speakers (Thursday April 4 at 2:45) at the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, along with Bryn Mooth,  Joel Salatin and other  folks. This is a must do event – check out all the yummy details below. HOME WHAT TO EXPECT SPEAKERS AGENDA LOCATION GET INVOLVED FAQS REGISTER PODCAST This spring we will come together to discuss food, sustainability, agriculture, and conservation. Nothing … Continue reading Come and see me at CHCA’S Food Symposium!

Pretzel Crusted Fried Fish: Yum!

Today when Matt Swaim and I chatted about the different Lenten customs around the world, we first talked about the significance of 40 days of Lent which doesn’t include Sundays. Throughout the Bible there are references to events taking place over 40 days or years, such as the Israelites’ 40 years in the desert or Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and prayer in the desert. … Continue reading Pretzel Crusted Fried Fish: Yum!

Chickweed Crostini? I’ll have another….

OK so yesterday was one of those days that was not the greatest. We have had a death in the family – my special oldest sis, Sonia. The knock on the door brightened my day. It was Erin, my friend and neighbor of Phillips Farm. She had a plate of guess what? Chickweed crostini. That’s right – and they were delicious. And lifted my spirit since … Continue reading Chickweed Crostini? I’ll have another….