Here’s the recipe everyone’s been asking for. And if I do say so, my dear friend, Nell Wilson is becoming an icon here in our cooking community. Between her delish pickles, peppers and now this blue cheese dressing that she’s shared over the years, I think she should have her own cooking show. Got a cool name for it? The recipe is written by Nell. … Continue reading MS. NELLIE WILSON’S BLUE CHEESE DRESSING
Yesterday in the chicken coop were some unwelcome visitors: yellow jackets feasting on what was left of some watermelon I had given the “girls”. Now a few months ago (May 2020), colleague and entomologist Joe Boggs of Ohio State Extension shared a bunch of good information on all kinds of hornets, starting with the Asian giant hornet. Then he shared wisdom on wasps and, yes, … Continue reading Hornets, Wasps and Yellow Jackets, Oh My!
First of all, I’m having trouble figuring out this new WordPress blog setup. So you’ll see no categories listed, and the photo of this chicken dish is at the bottom of this article. Hopefully I’ll figure it out soon….. It’s funny how things work out. Like many of you, during this pandemic I’m not shopping as much as I usually do. So the testing of … Continue reading Two Delish No Recipe Chicken Dishes
AuthorsJoe BoggsPublished onAugust 15, 2020 Last year my fig tree got infested with ambrosia beetles. I had no idea what they were since the tree had what looked like little white toothpicks in the form of real delicate“sawdust”. Joe Bogs, OSU Extension, identified the culprits. Yes, I lost the tree (had to burn it) but sure learned a lot. Joe revisited this problem along with … Continue reading Bark Beetles and Ambrosia Beetles: the Big Picture
Each Thursday I chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. Peaches are in season so that’s what we talked about. PEACHES 2 Samuel 16:1: “ A hundred bunches of summer fruits” won David’s gracious approval for the servant Ziba. Some Biblical scholars think that those summer fruits included peaches because peach kernels have been found in Egyptian tombs, and peaches, pears, … Continue reading Upside Down Peach Cobbler, Anyone?
When I went out to pick more zucchini and yellow squash, it got me wondering how many of you are growing zucchini. Or being gifted from somebody’s garden. I’m pretty sure I’m right when I say most of you. That’s why requests to use this seasonal veggie are coming in. A west side reader asked: “Will you share your zucchini ribbon recipe with ricotta?” Another … Continue reading Just Had to give you more Zucchini Recipes!
Homemade herbal vinegars Today on the Sonrise Morning Show I chatted with Annie Mitchell about vinegar – yes, vinegar has ancient Biblical roots. Jesus was given “sour wine”/wine which had turned to vinegar, when he was suffering on the cross. (John 19). The range of vinegars we have today is unparalleled – from cider to clear to wine to balsamic to herbal and more. When … Continue reading Pucker Up with Vinegar
You should have seen me picking vegetables yesterday. Well, then again, I’m glad you didn’t. I was on my way to check the berry patch and thought I’d check the veggies, too, thinking I’d get a few ripe ones. After picking through rows of tomato, squash and cucumbers, I was wishing I had on a big, old fashioned apron instead of the tank top I … Continue reading A Poem about an Apron – Do you have a Favorite?
Aug 7, 2020 From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson. Interesting read – I’ll keep you posted. Government officials told people not to plant the seeds due to concerns they could be an invasive species, but Crenshawn had already planted his by the time this advice came out. Crenshawn received the seeds in the post two months ago, and said curiosity took over so decided to … Continue reading Seeds Delivered From China To Grow Massive Unstoppable Fruit
As many of you know, each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about Bible foods and herbs and their history. Today we talked about Lebanon. Being Lebanese, my heart and prayers, along with those of my extended family, go to Lebanon and its people during this unprecedented horrific time in Beirut and surroundings due to the explosion. Many of … Continue reading Comfort Food from Lebanon