Friend and colleague Ron Wilson, Natorp’s Nursery Outlet, gives this good advice on plants that thrive in the heat of a midwestern summer: As the weather heats up, you want plants that will thrive in the Cincinnati’s summer heat. The great news there are several plants that will give you that bright summer color and can handle tough growing conditions. Here are some of our … Continue reading What plants can handle the heat?
Each week I chat with Matt Swaim, Sacred Heart Radio, about Bible foods and herbs. Today the topic was bramble berries: Luke 6:44-45 – For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit….for figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush…” One of the first things people notice in the Middle East … Continue reading Raspberry and Strawberry Pies – Oh My!
Right now I’m waiting for a rhubarb custard pie to finish baking. As I was assembling the pie with the help of granddaughter, Ellery, age 4 (yes, it’s that easy), I was wondering how many of you eat and/or grow rhubarb. Maybe you know rhubarb as the “pie plant”. Technically, rhubarb is a vegetable, not a fruit. Strawberry rhubarb pie is a rite of spring. … Continue reading Make Rhubarb Pie with Pie Plant
HOW TO PLANT THE PERFECT PERENNIAL GARDEN Good friend and colleague Ron Wilson, Natorp’s Marketing Manager and Expert, talks this week about planning a perennial garden. PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN When figuring out which perennials to plant in your perennial garden, you will need to do a little research. With perennials blooming at different times, you will want to plan your … Continue reading PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN
LIKE MARX’S BAGELS TUNA SALAD I was once asked to clone the tuna salad from Marx’s Bagels. Although the restaurant wouldn’t divulge how to make the recipe, they did give me the ingredients, which include albacore tuna, onion powder, white pepper, carrots, celery and seasoning salt. Chris S. has been looking for this recipe. Try this: Mix together: 1 can, approx. 6 oz, albacore tuna, … Continue reading LIKE MARX’S BAGELS TUNA SALAD
Today when I chatted with Matt Swaim of Sacred Heart Radio we talked about beans. Beans were an important diet staple during Bible times. Here’s a familiar passage and it’s about the popular Ezekiel bread that we enjoy even today. Ezekiel 4:9: And you take wheat and barley, beans and lentils……and put them in a single vessel and make bread of them. Bible scholars say … Continue reading Bodacious Baked Beans for Memorial Day
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