Pucker Up with Vinegar

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

A Poem about an Apron – Do you have a Favorite?

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?

Seeds Delivered From China To Grow Massive Unstoppable Fruit

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

Comfort Food from Lebanon

  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

3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream

I had a request to share this recipe – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this while training housewares employees at Macy’s. This was always a favorite! THREE INGREDIENT STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM  Use sweetened frozen strawberries. So easy, and pretty, too. Recipe can be doubled. Ingredients 12-16 oz. frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed 1 to 1-/4 cups whipping cream, unwhipped (1 cup for … Continue reading 3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Hummus and Pimento Cheese Dips

When we were on vacation with my family, hummus was one of the snacks that was brought out when we just wanted a little something to nosh on before dinner.  Not the most inexpensive deli item, hummus is unbelievably easy to make at home. And roasted red pepper hummus? Got you covered there, too.  Just in case you have roasted red pepper left over, stir … Continue reading Homemade Hummus and Pimento Cheese Dips

Recipe Blasts from the Past

OK so this week I’ve gotten some requests for recipes printed looong ago – some from 2006. So here’s 2 out of 3  – real Kentucky cream candy and cream cheese cookies. I’m hunting up the recipe for and fire & ice pickles. I’m pretty amazed how you remember – that’s what makes this site so fun to maintain. COMMUNITY PRESS COLUMN 2006 You know … Continue reading Recipe Blasts from the Past

Unsolicited Seeds in the Mail? Don’t Open/Plant!

Do Not Plant any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds I’m not sure if this is a nationwide problem, but here in Ohio we’ve gotten news of seeds that come in the mail unsolicited. Could be something dangerous, noxious, etc. so read the information below from Ohio Dept of Agriculture. Don’t open them, either.   Jul 28, 2020 This information is from the Ohio Department of Agriculture … Continue reading Unsolicited Seeds in the Mail? Don’t Open/Plant!

Got Grapes? Make Fruit Terrine and Pops

Fruited Terrine Each week when I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show we talk about foods from the Bible. Today the subject was grapes. GRAPES (John: 15:5)  I am the vine, you are the branches – he that abide in me and I in him, brings much fruit; for without me you can do nothing. Mentioned more than any other plant in the entire … Continue reading Got Grapes? Make Fruit Terrine and Pops

BBQ Baby Back/Loin Pork Ribs

There’s a “gift without ribbons” growing abundantly, and might I say, aggressively, in my herb garden. Check the photo out — it’s a pumpkin vine! No one’s sure how it got there. Anyway, it has taken over the medicinal and culinary areas of my herb garden, and is now vining out over the garden wall and into the Bible herbs area. So far it hasn’t … Continue reading BBQ Baby Back/Loin Pork Ribs