Corned Beef & Cabbage, Champ & Soda Bread for St Patrick’s Day

I remember one St. Patrick’s Day in particular. I was a first grader at St. Margaret of Cortona School. Sister Justina asked me why I wasn’t wearing a green ribbon in my hair. “Because I’m Lebanese”, I replied timidly. The real reason, I suspect, is that Mom couldn’t afford to buy green ribbon for us 8 girls. Sister chuckled and said, “You don’t have to … Continue reading Corned Beef & Cabbage, Champ & Soda Bread for St Patrick’s Day

Homemade Gripe Water

Chamomile is one of the ingredients in gripe water Kathy W., a reader, wanted to know how to make Gripe water. Wow! I love that folks are going back to homemade remedies. Gripe water is an old fashioned medicine that is often used to help ease pain and discomfort experienced by infants. The home remedy can be used to soothe tummy upset pain associated with teething and … Continue reading Homemade Gripe Water

Jeff’s Super Simple Salmon

Today I chatted with Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show about fish. Each week we chat about foods, herbs, etc.mentioned in the Bible. Since this is the start of Lent and since fish will be at some good prices during the Lenten season, it’s a good time to eat more of this healthy food. FISH Fish. Many references abound John 21: 4-14 Talks about Jesus appearing … Continue reading Jeff’s Super Simple Salmon

Chili like Zip’s Cafe

Update on Zip’s chili: Both Main Street Cafe and Zip’s Chili are owned separately today. (At the time of the article below written years ago, both restaurants were family owned). Dave Murrie owns Main Street Cafe in Newton, and Mike Burke owns Zip’s Cafe in Mt. Lookout. Mike has worked at Zip’s, off and on, since he was 15! He purchased Zip’s from Brian Murrie over 4 … Continue reading Chili like Zip’s Cafe

Risotto with Butternut Squash

I was sorting through a basket of gourds when I spied a butternut squash in the bottom. How it got there is a mystery. It was a bit soft in places so I needed to use it quick. Butternut is a good swap for pumpkin, so I made the switch in the risotto recipe I’m sharing. Easy risotto with butternut squash Ingredients 4 cups vegetable … Continue reading Risotto with Butternut Squash