Gourds are mentioned in the Bible in several places. Lots of different types of wild gourds abounded in the Mediterranean region. Some were edible, some were not. In 2 Kings 4:39, when Elisha had his people around him, one of his servants put a gourd into a pot of stew. In Jonah 4:6-10, the gourd is identified as the plant under which Jonah found shade. … Continue reading Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage
Sometimes having to use meat by the “use by” date inspires me to try something new. That’s how this farmhouse sausage chili recipe came about. I had a pound of pork sausage that had to be used and the outdoor temperature dipped to the low 40’s. Perfect timing. Maybe you’d like to try this sausage chili for that Halloween party. Rewarm in the slow cooker. … Continue reading Spicy Sausage Chili
This year my jumbo jalapeno peppers grew so well. I’m still harvesting them along with Serranos and sweet bells. My grape and cherry tomatoes are still producing, too. So my goal is to make candied jalapeno peppers, and freeze the tomatoes. But before I do any of that, I have to make a layered salad to tote to a family gathering. The hot peppers and … Continue reading Southwestern Cornbread Salad For Halloween!
OK it’s Autumn here on my little patch of heaven. Time to preserve those herbs! Homemade herbal vinegar Fun and can be used in most recipes calling for plain vinegar. Herbal vinegars add layers of flavor. You can use 1 herb or several. Think of the flavor profiles you like and go from there. Makes a lovely kitchen gift. Ingredients Up to 2 cups clean, … Continue reading Ways to Preserve Herbs
It’s autumn! This week with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, we chatted about putting your bible herb garden to bed. Here’s some timely info: PUTTING YOUR BIBLE HERB GARDEN TO BED Whether you grow your Bible/Mary Garden in the ground or in pots, this is the time of year to think about putting it to bed for the winter. Perennial … Continue reading Put your Herb/Bible Garden to Bed
Today Matt Swaim and I chatted about apples on my weekly Bible Foods & Herbs segment on the Sunrise Morning Show. APPLES There’s been a debate for years about the “forbidden fruit” mentioned in Genesis, Chapter 3 where we learn about Eve tempting Adam with the only fruit they were not permitted to eat. Some scholars say it may not have been an apple at all, but … Continue reading The Apple and Adam & Eve, 3 Ingredient Apple Pie Cups and Why You Should Never Peel Apples…
Some of the cakes that look ordinary turn out to be the best tasting. Take the apple cake recipe with caramel topping I’m sharing. From friend and expert baker, Betty Howell, this is the cake you should make during apple season. Betty, a Clermont County reader, has a home based business called Bet’s Sweet &Treats (firstname.lastname@example.org) and has over the years won bests of shows … Continue reading You need to make Bet’s Apple Cake w Caramel Topping