Opera cream cake “like” Knotty Pine on the Bayou A few years ago, a Western Hills reader shared her version for this customer favorite from Knotty Pine Restaurant in Kentucky. “So close you won’t be able to tell the difference”, she said. Sherri H. is just the latest of readers who continue to request the recipe. I did make the cake a long while … Continue reading Opera cream cake “like” Knotty Pine on the Bayou
I shared the recipe for Zuni Cafe Chicken and promised a step-by-step photo tutorial. Here you go – now I have a new computer and can’t seem to get the captions typed under the photos, so I’ll tell you what’s what: the first photo is the chicken on the rack; the second is the chicken after being salted and in the frig for about a … Continue reading Like Zuni Cafe Chicken: A photo tutorial
Today I talked with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, about asparagus. We’re harvesting daily from our little patch and oh gosh it’s so good. Here’s a few tidbits about the connection between asparagus and the Bible: Not mentioned specifically in the Bible, Asparagus has been used as a vegetable and medicine, since about 3000 BC. The ancient Egyptians and Syrians … Continue reading Time to make Asparagus Gruyere Tart
On Earth Day, I visited my granddaughters Eva’s and Emerson’s school. We had fun sharing seeds and plants and talking about being good stewards of our earth. The girls gave their teachers container herb gardens. A few had questions about growing herbs in containers. I’ve had requests from some of you about the same subject, so I thought it a timely topic. Although I grow … Continue reading Container Herb Garden for Mom
Each week I chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show. Today, since Mother’s Day is this weekend, we talked about Mary Garden’s. Here’s some fun information. A MARY GARDEN Mary Gardens were started during medieval times and were usually gardens that were enclosed, often in monasteries. I have always felt that an herb garden needs a statue of Mary, even before I … Continue reading DIY Mary Garden for Mother’s Day
Check out the size of these morels! This was the week for foraging for morel mushrooms. Twice I went with my “scouts”, Char and Butch, over hill and dale (don’t ask me where…) looking for morels. All signs for a good hunt were there: the trilliums and may apples were blooming and the fiddlehead ferns were fanned out. We saw deer and wild turkeys and … Continue reading Morels!
Photo is Kentucky Colonel Spearmint Today I chatted with Anna Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, about mint and its Biblical roots. Luke 11:42 “But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” … Continue reading A Medley of Mint for Mojitos, Juleps and More