It’s happened to me during classes I’ve taught where an acid, like lemon juice is added to a pan that has garlic sautéing in it. (Just ask my sous chef, Kay Hitzler, who was certain it was my chemistry and hers that somehow turned the garlic blue – yep, it seemed to happen only when she was my sous chef…). Anyway, I’ve also had garlic … Continue reading Why Does Garlic Turn Blue or Green?
I’m not sure if it was the mention of pickled hot peppers on Ron Wilson’s gardening show recently when we were chatting that brought on a deluge of requests, or if it was the fact that I’ve been talking about pickled peppers in my classes. So for those who asked, I’m sharing Ron’s mom, Nell’s pickled pepper recipe again. It’s a seasonal one for which … Continue reading Pick a Peck of Pickled Peppers and Green Tomatoes Too!
Joe Boggs chats with Ron Wilson on Ron’s gardening show each Saturday. Joe is with Ohio State’s Extension Agency, and he is one smart “bug man”. He shares this very interesting information about milkweed, monarch butterflies and other insects that use milkweed as a host plant. Read on, this is fascinating stuff! This is the time of the year when the menagerie of insects that feed … Continue reading Milkweed and Monarchs (and other insects that like milkweed)
Each week when I talk to Matt Swaim on the Sunrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, I share some fun information about Bible foods and herbs and a recipe to go with the topic. Today, though, we talked about the bitter herbs wormwood and rue – we don’t commonly use those in recipes. (Chefs, though, are using absinthe which is flavored with wormwood, in seafood, … Continue reading Corn Salad with Feta and Walnuts