Sausage, Squash and Red Onions (and a side of Farro)

Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. I was reminded of that yesterday evening, when I was simmering elderberries with aromatics for elderberry syrup, a soothing medicinal. The elderberries had to infuse slowly, and that required tending.   So what to fix for dinner? I had spicy Italian sausages in the refrigerator and butternut squash from the garden. And plump red onions in the basement … Continue reading Sausage, Squash and Red Onions (and a side of Farro)

Food Processor Yeast Bread: Easy to Make I was going through my bread files (yes, I still have recipes typed on paper)  trying to decide which ones I no longer use. Space is a premium in my office.   Well, guess what I ran across in that file? A recipe I had been meaning to try for a long time but had forgotten about. It’s … Continue reading

Super Seeds and Nuts Granola

This year our pumpkin and gourd harvest was not as prolific as we’ve hoped. I’ve mentioned before about the family of deer who come to our garden to enjoy a vegetarian supper each evening.  Along with squash blossoms, flowers on the pumpkins and gourds apparently were treats, too, since a good amount of them got munched off.  The pumpkins are a lot smaller than usual, … Continue reading Super Seeds and Nuts Granola

Bladdernut Slug Sawfly – Buggy Joe Boggs

From colleague Joe Boggs, OSU Extension. Sep 10, 2021 I’ve been posting BYGL Alerts about the Scarlet Oak Sawfly (Caliroa quercuscoccineae(Dyar)) for years. Despite this sawfly’s common name, the larvae may be found feeding on a wide range of oaks belonging to both the white and red oak groups. This native sawfly has a reputation for producing occasional outbreaks causing heavy defoliation of trees in Ohio … Continue reading Bladdernut Slug Sawfly – Buggy Joe Boggs

Annie’s Delish Lasagna Rollups

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show, Matt Swaim and I talked about wheat and how this staple grain was harvested and milled during Bible days. It was threshed, then ground on stone mills every day! The recipe I chose to share using wheat is my colleague and co-host of the morning Show, Annie Mitchell Egan’s recipe for her family’s version of lasagna. As Annie said … Continue reading Annie’s Delish Lasagna Rollups

Herbs Preserved in Salt or Sugar

I’ve been growing herbs for many years and some of you have, too. Then there are those who began planting herbs during the pandemic, and found that these gifts from nature are easy to grow and add so much flavor to foods.  Enjoy the flavor and nutrition of herbs long after the harvest season is over by preserving them.  I’ve preserved herbs in too many … Continue reading Herbs Preserved in Salt or Sugar

Mysterious Bird Illness Ohio

From colleague Ron Wilson By: Marne Titchenell Sep 20, 2021 The following is an update on the bird illness that has been impacting certain species of songbirds across Ohio. To date, the cause of the illness is still unknown, however, the recommendation to stop feeding birds has been lifted. Why? Reports of sick or dead birds affected by the illness have slowed considerably in Ohio. … Continue reading Mysterious Bird Illness Ohio


Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show, and I chatted about butter and its significance during Bible days. BUTTERProverbs 30:33: “As the churning of cream yields butter, and a blow to the nose causes bleeding, so anger causes quarrels.” Butter was churned by hand between two poles with a skin suspended between filled with cream. It was shaken back and forth and viola: Butter! What’s the … Continue reading NIEMAN MARCUS COOKIES

Bible Breakfast to Go

This week, Matt Swaim of Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio, chatted with me about what makes a good breakfast and how what we eat today compares with the Bible breakfast during Jesus’ time. Here’s some fun information: Exodus 16: When the dew evaporates in the morning, there’s the manna, ready for breakfast! John 21, when Jesus cooks fish breakfast for Peter on the beach and … Continue reading Bible Breakfast to Go

Fall Armyworms March Across Ohio

From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson Sep 3, 2021 OSU Extension county offices across the state are receiving e-mails and phone calls about Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, family Noctuidae) causing substantial injury to turfgrass. Thus far, it appears that fall armyworm is the dominant culprit rather thanYellowstripedArmyworm (S. ornithogalli) and Common Armyworm (Mythimna convecta). Fall and yellowstriped armyworms are semi-tropical species that “fly” north each season. We … Continue reading Fall Armyworms March Across Ohio