Best Caramel Popcorn and Spicy Chex Mix: Boo!

You’ve heard me say before that it doesn’t take much to please me.  Today I received another “gift without ribbons.”  Friends Ray and Roger Davis brought a dump truck load of horse manure for my gardens. Black gold is what I call it! We’ll spread the manure out evenly, and let it continue to age until spring.  Seeing those mounds of black gold takes the … Continue reading Best Caramel Popcorn and Spicy Chex Mix: Boo!

10 Tips on Bringing Plants Inside for Winter

Friend and garden expert Ron Wilson shares his timely tips for which plants to bring in for the winter and how to do it successfully.  THIS WEEK, WE SHARE “10 TIPS ON BRINGING PLANTS INSIDE FOR WINTER.” If you’ve been growing your tropical and non-hardy plants outdoors,  it is time to prepare them to bring indoors. By beginning the process in the fall, your plants … Continue reading 10 Tips on Bringing Plants Inside for Winter

Chorizo Nachos with Homemade White Queso

 Photo credit kitchn.com Today, Matt Swaim from Sacred Heart Radio’s Sonrise Morning Show and I talked about the upcoming All Saints and All Souls Day and how they relate to a secular Halloween.   When was All Saints Day first instituted? Lots of legends abound about the beginning of All Saints Day. From what I can gather, though, way back in the 800’s the Pope … Continue reading Chorizo Nachos with Homemade White Queso

Artichokes in Curry and Salad

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show Matt Swaim and I talked about artichokes. Artichokes:  Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.”The artichoke is a domesticated variety of the wild cardoon (I grow cardoon in my Bible section of the herb garden). It looks very similar to an artichoke plant. The cardoon … Continue reading Artichokes in Curry and Salad

Butternut and Chickpea Tagine

Our garden is gourd and winter squash central for family, neighbors and friends. The little ones love to explore the vines holding these autumn treasures.  During a recent hunt, granddaughters Ellery, Eva and Emerson found what they claimed was a new kind of gourd. Not so. They found edible tan honey nut squash, a very small member of the large butternut squash family.  I planted … Continue reading Butternut and Chickpea Tagine

A is for Apple: Dumplings, Butter & Sauce!

I was in the mood for apple dumplings so I made a batch. It was the perfect fall day for making apple butter and applesauce, too.  Judy M., a longtime reader, loves the apple butter from Nashville House in Nashville, Indiana. “My sisters and I want to get together and make apple butter and we’re looking for that recipe,” Judy said. She has great memories … Continue reading A is for Apple: Dumplings, Butter & Sauce!

Let’s Sprout some Seeds and Grains!

Can you guess what the photo is? Pea sprouts! Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio, chatted about sprouts and their links to Bible days. Yep, in Ezekiel 4:9 the subject is a bread made with sprouted grains and legumes. In Biblical times, grains were often prepared by soaking, fermenting, or sprouting before being consumed. And the grains were whole and definitely … Continue reading Let’s Sprout some Seeds and Grains!