PEPPERED BACON WRAPPED & STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN

It has been a while since I published this, and it got resurrected from my files due to a reader request. “We were at a friend’s home for dinner and she made the most delicious stuffed pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon. My friend told me it’s a Rita recipe and it’s not difficult. Will you share?”  Well, sure. It looks like it’s hard to make, … Continue reading PEPPERED BACON WRAPPED & STUFFED PORK TENDERLOIN

Hummus and a Kind of Gyro Burger Food for Ancient Israelites

Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio, chatted about what the ancient, common folk Israelites ate. Here’s what I found: DAILY DIET OF ANCIENT ISRAELITESMeals eaten by ancient Israelites fell into 2 categories: daily and festive meals. The daily diet of the ordinary ancient Israelite was mainly one of bread, cooked grains and legumes, like lentils and beans. . Agricultural workers comprised the largest … Continue reading Hummus and a Kind of Gyro Burger Food for Ancient Israelites

More Yummy Asparagus Recipes w Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula and More!

Thanks to Gary and Pat A., listeners to our Sonrise Morning Show for asking about a recipe for asparagus that I talked about with “red sauce”. I think what they are referring to is the recipe with asparagus and roasted peppers (red, yellow, orange, whatever….). So here it is and I hope this is what Gary and Pat want! I’m also including the other recipes … Continue reading More Yummy Asparagus Recipes w Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula and More!

Cicadas are Coming!

          From friends and colleagues Buggy Joe Boggs, Ohio State Extension and Ron Wilson: here in our area they’re coming! Periodical Cicadas (Magicicadaspp.) take either 17 or 13 years to complete their development out-of-site in the soil. Adults emerge en masse in the spring. The name of the genus captures the almost magical appearance of these insects: Magi- comes from the Ancient Greekmagoswhich means “magician.” The … Continue reading Cicadas are Coming!

Avoid these Weeds! Poison Hemlock and Wild Parsnip

I’ve talked to you about these 2 noxious, harmful weeds before. Just in case you haven’t seen the post, here it is again, and timely since this is the time of year poison hemlock and wild parsnip are popping up. From colleagues Ron Wilson and Joe Boggs. Ron Wilson Poison Hemlock / Wild Parsnip – Buggy Joe Apr 8, 2021 Poison hemlock (Conium maculatumL.) and … Continue reading Avoid these Weeds! Poison Hemlock and Wild Parsnip

Spring Stir Fry: DIY Universal Stir Fry Sauce

“Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, pease porridge in the pot 9 days old.”  My garden peas have pushed through the soil, still tiny but looking strong. For some reason, that childhood rhyme came to mind, so indulge me!  Peas are really a lovely seasonal vegetable, so when they’re abundant, peas are in my meal rotation a lot.  These legumes are good for you, too. … Continue reading Spring Stir Fry: DIY Universal Stir Fry Sauce

A Colander Salad Bowl Garden

My girls/chickens have been way too curious this spring. Now I don’t mind them making their way to the herb garden and pecking away at the chickweed, dead nettle and henbit. Or scratching in the newly tilled vegetable garden rows. But after they decided to decimate a huge pot that I seeded a couple weeks ago with mixed salad greens, those girls are on my … Continue reading A Colander Salad Bowl Garden

Asparagus Recipes for Easter and Spring!

Yesterday was fun, a productive day. Son Jason brought 2 of his boys over to help with spring chores. The guys got the chimney and gutters cleaned, and paver brick walls reset. Me? Well, I got the tiller going and tilled the big garden. So satisfying! The asparagus bed needed a bit of tilling and dressing, too. It won’t be long before asparagus pops up … Continue reading Asparagus Recipes for Easter and Spring!

Discovering Spice Bush on a Springtime Walk

Ron Wilson Plant of the Week – Spice Bush Mar 18, 2021 Yesterday I was walking along our old country road when I spied something very yellow, sort of fuzzy and delicate looking. It was spicebush! Wow! I have one growing in my herb garden, but have never seen them in the woods here. That’s because I wasn’t looking during the right season. And now … Continue reading Discovering Spice Bush on a Springtime Walk

Boone County Arboretum Annual Tea Recipes

Oh gosh, I had so much fun doing my first Zoom presentation for the Boone County Arboretum’s Annual Tea with Josh, Nicole, Stephanie, Donna, and Kris last night. Log onto to their site to see just how lovely and productive this community arboretum is. There may be time for you to bid at the silent auction, too. My talk was about the 4 seasons and … Continue reading Boone County Arboretum Annual Tea Recipes