It was a good day to hang out clothes, here on my little Ohio patch of heaven. The wind, as you can see, is doing its part in drying! Continue reading Wash Day
This week with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart radio, we talked about Lent, which began this week. Here’s some fun facts along with my newest recipe for Tilapia. LENTEN CUSTOMS First, why 40 days? And we know that doesn’t include Sundays. Throughout the Bible there are references to events taking place over 40 days or years, such as the Israelites’ 40 … Continue reading Lenten Customs and “Bible” Tilapia
I was hoping to share a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for New England maple mustard roasted chicken. That isn’t happening. It’s not because I don’t have chicken and mustard. It’s the maple syrup not anywhere to be found on my little patch of heaven. I was hoping for enough sap from our maple tree to boil into homemade syrup. We tapped it weeks … Continue reading High Roasted Chicken with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Olives
Friend and garden guru Ron Wilsonpassed this information along: Officials with the Ohio Department of Wildlife said the active critters could stir up trouble in residential areas, particularly around pets. Striped skunks are very adaptable and can become habituated to humans and their trash, pet food and other sources of food, officials said. In particular, they love nicely manicured lawns, which tend to … Continue reading It’s Skunk Mating Season in Ohio!
Aww, take a look at the omelet my friend Jim Reinhart’s wife, Terrie, made him for Valentine’s Day. I’ll take that over any box of chocolates…. Continue reading Terrie’s Heart Shaped Omelet
Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio, talked about St. Valentine and why we celebrate Valentine’s Day today. Did you know there was more than 1 St. Valentine? Read on. And I know you’ll have fun and like the vintage chocolate cake recipe – 3 ingredients and you’re done! By the way, don’t forget about someone who may be alone or needing a friendly … Continue reading St. Valentine and 3 Ingredient Chocolate Cherry Cake
As many of you know who read my blog, each Thursday I chat with Matt Swaimon the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, about Bible foods and herbs. Today the subject was salt. The well known phrase “salt of the covenant” refers to the eternal covenant between God and his people: Leviticus Chapter 2, verse 13 – “Every offering must be seasoned with salt because … Continue reading “Salt of the Covenant” and Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Jane’s chocolate truffles Rita’s chocolate truffles The first time I had a chocolate truffle was at a trendy Chicago restaurant during a food convention with my husband and his then employers, Howard and Jan Melvin of The Heritage Restaurant. So long ago! I was immediately smitten with the silky chocolate confection. Since then I’ve made lots of truffles, but none are better than Jane Cervantes’. … Continue reading Easy and Elegant Truffles for Valentine’s Day