Refrigerator/Freezer Grape Jam & Jelly

Today Matt Swaim, Sacred Heart Radio Sonrise Morning Show host, and I chatted about grapes. GRAPES (John: 15:5)Grapes are mentioned throughout the Bible and grapes were a staple food.  Mentioned more than any other plant in the entire Bible, the grape vine was very important culturally and economically in biblical times. Because of its centrality in everyday life, it is often used symbolically in Scripture. … Continue reading Refrigerator/Freezer Grape Jam & Jelly

Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Classic Z Bread

Whenever I mention sharing my “best of” recipes – the seasonal ones that have become cult favorites, there are several that get requested this time of year. Rated high on the list are zucchini bread recipes (after all, ’tis the season…) In particular double chocolate zucchini bread and classic zucchini bread. So I’m sharing both for you. The first recipe is for “chocolate zucchini bread/cake.”  … Continue reading Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Classic Z Bread

Roasted Fennel with Dill and Romano (or Parm)

Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show Host, and I chatted about one of my favorite Bible foods: Fennel  EXODUS: 30:34-38 The name fennel is not used, but the word “Galbanum” is mentioned in this passage. Botanists believe this is a giant fennel, which is native to the Mediterranean region and southern Europe. Here’s the passage:  “And the Lord said to Moses, take sweet spices, and … Continue reading Roasted Fennel with Dill and Romano (or Parm)

Lace bugs = Bad – Buggy Joe

Ron Wilson Joe Boggs, OSU Extension, chatted with my pal and garden expert, Ron Wilson, recently on Ron’s national radio gardening show. It was all about lace bugs. Jul 28, 2021 Lace bugs (order Hemiptera; family Tingidae) are so named because of the lace-like pattern of the veins and membranes in their wings which are held flat over their body. Most lace bug species found in Ohio … Continue reading Lace bugs = Bad – Buggy Joe

Are you a Martha or a Mary?

I so enjoy chatting with Matt Swaim, Sacred Heart Radio, on the Sonrise Morning Show each week. Today we talked about entertaining and how Martha, Mary and Lazarus were good friends of Jesus, so Jesus visited them when He could. Martha was the one who got busy in the kitchen preparing the food, while Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and simply listened. Martha got a … Continue reading Are you a Martha or a Mary?

Blackberry Buckle

Chatting with Matt Swaim of Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio today, the subject was berries/brambles. Blackberries were growing wild during Bible days but they weren’t the plump, thornless kind you can have today. Smaller, thornier but worth it. Here’s a buckle recipe that we like very much. Now some buckles mix some of the fruit and batter together. This one doesn’t but the topping does … Continue reading Blackberry Buckle

Vegan Whipped Cream

Have you heard of aquafaba which means “bean water?” Did you know you can take the liquid from a can of chickpeas and whip it up to amazing volume, just like real whipped cream? Here’s how to do it! Today Matt Swaim from the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio chatted about chickpeas. This ancient legumes a common bean during Bible days. They were grown in … Continue reading Vegan Whipped Cream

Fall Webworms are Here Now

Friend and colleague Joe Boggs, Ohio State Extension, tells and shows you all you need to know about this creepy little crawler.  Fall webworm caterpillars feed on the leaves enveloped by their silk nest. Early instar caterpillars feed primarily as leaf skeletonizers with later instars consuming all leaf tissue except for the petioles and coarse veins. As caterpillars grow in size, they expand their nest … Continue reading Fall Webworms are Here Now

Famous Recipe Pasta Salad for July 4

With July 4 coming around the corner, we’ll be entertaining and glad to do it, considering last year’s pandemic restrictions have been lifted.There are good passages in the Bible about entertaining and simply having fun with those we love. Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio chatted about entertaining Ecclesiastes 3:1,4“For everything there is a season, and a time for every … Continue reading Famous Recipe Pasta Salad for July 4

Shrimp Scampi with Garlicky Spaghetti and Wilted Spinach

Sometimes you have to be a bit lenient with recipes. Like use them as a guide, not set in stone. Shrimp scampi is one of those. A little more of one ingredient, a little less of another. It’s all about going to taste. That’s why the recipe I’m sharing gives you leeway. Remember, you can always add more, but you can’t take away. I tossed … Continue reading Shrimp Scampi with Garlicky Spaghetti and Wilted Spinach