Black Raspberry Jam: Summer in a Jar!

Our black raspberries are ripening so quick this year.  I have to be vigilant, though, about picking enough for jams. The competition is fierce. The birds enjoy berries and the deer, well, they’re greedy. They munch the leaves and tender stems along with the berries.  After 2 days of picking, I finally have enough for jam. A labor of love. Homemade fruit jams capture summer … Continue reading Black Raspberry Jam: Summer in a Jar!

Black Raspberry Jams: Summer in a Jar!

Our black raspberries are ripening so quick this year.  I have to be vigilant, though, about picking enough for jams. The competition is fierce. The birds enjoy berries and the deer, well, they’re greedy. They munch the leaves and tender stems along with the berries.  After 2 days of picking, I finally have enough for jam. A labor of love. Homemade fruit jams capture summer … Continue reading Black Raspberry Jams: Summer in a Jar!

Homemade Black Raspberry Jams: Summer in Jars!

Our black raspberries are ripening so quick this year.  I have to be vigilant, though, about picking enough for jams. The competition is fierce. The birds enjoy berries and the deer, well, they’re greedy. They munch the leaves and tender stems along with the berries.  After 2 days of picking, I finally have enough for jam. A labor of love. Homemade fruit jams capture summer … Continue reading Homemade Black Raspberry Jams: Summer in Jars!

Join me for an International Webinar on Bible Herbs Saturday June 18 2022!

I’m honored to be part of this fun, timely and meaningful event during Corpus Christi weekend, June 18 and 19. Go to: https://chaliceevents.org/love-in-the-kitchen Chalice Canada, a Catholic child sponsorship organization, is the organization that is offering this world-class conference. As Theodoric Nowak, Corpus Christi Engagement Manager, told me: “Chalice Canada is a Catholic international child and elder sponsorship organisation, assisting almost 50,000 children and elders … Continue reading Join me for an International Webinar on Bible Herbs Saturday June 18 2022!

BBQ Ribs for Dad and Happy Chickens

Our vegetable gardens are looking good. Along with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash we’ve planted 6 rows of silver queen corn and 4 of them are already up. Our “girls”/chickens spend time between rows dusting feathers and pecking for worms.  My husband, Frank, hoes the rows to plant corn, since his rows are always straight and tidy. He’s a good garden partner for sure, so … Continue reading BBQ Ribs for Dad and Happy Chickens

Herbal Substitutes for Bible Foods

How fun it is to chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio each Thursday morning. Today we talked about herbal subs for Bible foods, particularly vegetables. And it all starts with the book of Daniel: Daniel 1:12  states, “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables [pulses] to eat and water to drink.” As Matt mentioned, after … Continue reading Herbal Substitutes for Bible Foods

Lebanese Salad “Salata”

I love talking to Matt Swaim each Thursday on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. This week we talked about greens that folks grew back during the Bible days. Yes, they had arugula, carrots, wild herbs, lettuces, many of which grew wild. I shared my family’s Lebanese simple salad and here it is, along with friend and amazing Greek cook Maria Sacalis. Try both! … Continue reading Lebanese Salad “Salata”

Picking Strawberries for Tart

Yesterday I walked across the road to neighbor Erin Philip’s berry garden. I picked enough strawberries to make this lovely, yummy tart. Looks are deceiving. This tart is easy to make with a base of frozen puff pastry. Strawberries are in season, so take advantage. Fresh strawberry tart with puff pastry crust Depending upon size, cut berries in half or slice top to bottom.  Filling … Continue reading Picking Strawberries for Tart