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
I’m happy to be teaching my first class at the Eastgate Flying Olive shop. I hope to see you there – I promise a fun night of food, family & friends! Here’s how to register:I’m happy to be teaching my first class at the Eastgate Flying Olive shop. I hope to see you there – I promise a fun night of food, family & friends! … Continue reading Flying Olive Cooking Class with Rita
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
You meet new “friends” in the oddest of places. Like my kitchen when Eric Morgan with the telephone company came to install a vintage phone for me. (It’s a red rotary dial – so cool). When Eric learned what I do for a living, the conversation turned to food. He was telling me how his wife, Nicole, got an Instant Pot for Christmas and it … Continue reading Nicole’s Instant Pot Story
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!
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!
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….
Want a special treat for that special canine? Check Erin Phillips’ recipe out on her website: Continue reading Blueberry Cinnamon Baked Dog Treat Recipe
Well, it’s not really bathing, but the new buzz words for experiencing Mother Nature, so to speak. I did just that with my 2 little granddaughters, Ellery and Emerson. The East Fork river was really high, as you can see. They loved jumping in every puddle they found! Ron Wilson talks about forest bathing on his site, as well. Now Ron has a bit different … Continue reading Forest Bathing
What’s the Difference Between Wild–Caught and Farm–Raised Salmon? Here’s some timely information gleaned from an article in Bon Appetit, by Alex Delany. He wrote the article in August 2017. Thanks, Alex! Farm-Raised Salmon In the broadest sense, it means that it was raised in some kind of aquatic farming operation, not the wild. But salmon farms vary in size, location, breeding practice, and just about … Continue reading Farm Raised Salmon vs. Wild Caught: What’s the Difference?