From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson of Natorp’s Nursery Outlet. (Also listen to Ron on his radio show in Cincinnati Saturdays 6AM to 9AM on WKRC 55.) Open Thursdays-Sundays Until October 13! Hours: Thursday-Fridays 10am-7pm & Weekends 10am-5pm Plan for Your Perennials! When figuring out which perennials to plant in your garden, you will need to do a little research. With perennials blooming at different … Continue reading 6 Late Blooming Perennials to Plant
Waste not, want not. My friends Bert and Bob brought me a colander full of huge rose hips/seed pods from wild Maine roses. A few days later my neighbor and friend, Erin and I picked autumn olive berries. (They’re an invasive bush/small tree here in Ohio but the fruit is full of antioxidants and worth the time to pick). Both fruits are tart. So yummy. … Continue reading Wild Offerings: Rose Hip Jelly and Autumn Olive Berry Jam
This week with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show we chatted about the upcoming celebration Rosh Hashanah which literally means “head of the year”/new year in Hebrew. In some Jewish communities it is traditional to eat the head of a fish during the Rosh Hashana holiday meal. The wish there is that they hope everyone at the table will be at the head and not … Continue reading Red and Gold Beet Salad for Rosh Hashanah
TREES AND PLANTS ARE AN INVESTMENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLANT YOUR NEW TREES AND PLANTS THE CORRECT WAY. HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO GET YOUR GROWING INVESTMENT OFF TO A GREAT START. DIG IT! Tip- Lay a tarp next to where you will be digging for easier cleanup. Remove sod from the planting area and soil from the hole. Dig a hole minimum … Continue reading Ron Shows How to Plant a Tree
I was getting ingredients out of the pantry to make a batch of one hour yeast rolls for dinner, when Oliver Phillips, my 10 year old neighbor, called. Oliver wanted to come over and “make something”. So he and I made the rolls together. I let Oliver do the measuring and mixing. “Does this seem hard to you?” I asked. “Not at all,” he said. … Continue reading 1 Hour Yeast Rolls – Yes You Can!
Today I decided to try a recipe for “really the best gazpacho ever” shared a while ago by a reader. My reason for trying it today was that I harvested a basket of ripe tomatoes with spots or cracks and had to do something with them, and quick. So I cut bad parts off and plugged in my blender. I blended the tomatoes with red … Continue reading Spanish Style Gazpacho and Manchego Crostini
Today Matt Swaim of Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, talked about goat. Yes, goats were important animals during Bible days. Genesis 27:9 “….Go out to the flocks and bring me two young goats, and I’ll prepare your father’s favorite dish from them….” Deuteronomy 14:4-5…”These are the beasts which you shall eat: The ox, the sheep, and the goat…..and the deer.” So when one talks about … Continue reading Spinach Salad with Warm Goat Cheese and a Goat’s Milk Bath
I’ve been doing a lot of teaching from my gardens. A couple weeks ago, daughter-in-law Courtney and her neighbors visited with their kids. We spent time down at the river near our home looking for crawdads and shells. By the time we walked back on my old country road, the kids were anxious to do 2 things: feed the chickens crawdads and pick veggies … Continue reading Shepherd’s Salad with Za’atar