Spotting Bagworms Friend and colleague, and, of course, garden expert, Ron Wilson shared this information from his site today. I don’t know about you, but we have bagworms on our spruce trees and now, thanks to Ron, I’m going out and do some scouting. Jan 30, 2020 Ever drive by a tree and say to yourself, something doesn’t look right. Many Blue Spruce,Picea pungens ‘Glauca’,are … Continue reading Spotting Bagworms – Yes Do It Now!
Today chatting with Matt Swaim on the Sunrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio it was all about olive oil. Here’s some interesting Biblical and current facts about this healthy oil. And, of course, a fun and yummy recipe for game day. Olive Oil Exodus 27:20 Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning … Continue reading All About Olive Oil and Layered Nachos for Super Bowl
I’ve mentioned before that every once in a while you and I are on the same page when it comes to what to make for supper. It happened again recently when, after a presentation, a fellow came up and asked if I had a recipe for oven barbecued ribs. “I don’t want to mess with the grill in this weather,” he said. I had to … Continue reading Super Bowl Faves: Oven BBQ Ribs and Slow Cooker/Instapot Pulled Pork
Colleague and garden guru Ron Wilson, shared this information about honey bees surviving in the winter. Getting a beehive through the winter is the greatest hardship in Routt County (that’s a part of Colorado) beekeeping, said Bill Fetcher, who keeps seven hives between the Fetcher Ranch in North Routt and his home a few miles north of Steamboat Springs. “If I were a queen bee … Continue reading What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter?
I love talking to Matt Swaim each week on the Sunrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods and herbs. Check out his blog – it never fails to give me a chuckle, while educating me, as well. Today we talked about pistachios. Here’s a bit of trivia, along with 2 of the best recipes for granola (yes, another granola, but so simple) and … Continue reading An Ancient Biblical Nut, Pistachios Star in Granola Bars and Maple Granola
Butterfly pea tea – photo Wikipedia Fish in parchment A few food trends for 2020 have really caught my eye. Among them is the color blue. No, not blueberries. Or even blue potatoes. Have I peaked your interest? Read on. Purple yams Ube is the new “it” root veggie — actually more purple than blue. It’s showing up in ice creams and donuts. Mountain spinach Orach, … Continue reading 2020 Food Trends and Fish en Papillote
I enjoy chatting with Matt Swaim on the Sunrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart radio on Thursday mornings. Today we talked about a favorite herb: rosemary. If you bought a rosemary “tree” during the holidays, check out my tip for keeping it healthy, below. HERBS ASSOCIATED WITH BIBLE TIMES BUT NOT MENTIONED SPECIFICALLY IN THE BIBLE: ROSEMARY Rosemary is an herb associated with Bible times but not mentioned specifically in … Continue reading Rosemary, Trendy “Bible” Herb and Ina’s Potatoes
I’ve been getting this question asked a lot lately, so I think it’s a good topic to address. Yes, it’s about food. Well, in a roundabout way. Gadgets! I’ve done my research in the most practical way: cooking. A lot of my favorite kitchen gadgets are “off the grid” items — no electric or battery power involved. Some even multi-task. I’ve listed them in alphabetical … Continue reading Best Kitchen Gadgets
I can tell by gazing out my kitchen window that winter has arrived on my little patch of heaven. I can see the East Fork river through the bare trees on the hill. Today the sun is throwing sparkling patches of light on the water. It puts me in the mood for a big pot of turkey lentil chili. I have Eastside reader Mary Ann … Continue reading Turkey Lentil Chili – 4 Ways to Cook It