From St. Nick to Santa: How it all began

The Man Behind the Story of Father Christmas/Santa Claus Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about Bible foods and herbs. Keeping with December’s advent theme, today we chatted about St. Nicholas. I found the most interesting information on the whychristmas.com site and with just a teeny bit of editing, I’m sharing that information here. Do check out their site, … Continue reading From St. Nick to Santa: How it all began

Bible Foods: Cheese

This week on the Son Rise Morning Show, I chatted with Matt Swaim about cheese. Yes, cheese has an ancient Biblical history.  IN 2 Samuel 17:29 David was offered cheese, among other foods, after his foray for many days into the wilderness. Even during Bible times people were making use of what they called curdled milk to make into cheese. It was very important as a … Continue reading Bible Foods: Cheese

Biblical Herbs, Foods and Spices for Colds and Flu

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim or Annie Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about Bible herbs & foods. Today we talked about how some herbs & foods mentioned in the Bible and/or eaten during Bible times are in the forefront today when it comes to healing colds and flu. Although I feel these recommendations are safe, always, check with your … Continue reading Biblical Herbs, Foods and Spices for Colds and Flu

Black Bean & Corn Salsa for Labor Day

Like I do every Thursday morning, I chatted with Annie Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods & herbs. Today we talked about beans, and how these ancient legumes are so popular today. (Did you know that during Bible days beans were even used politically? A white bean was a “yes” vote; a dark bean a “no”.)  Back then, unless you were … Continue reading Black Bean & Corn Salsa for Labor Day

DIY: Homemade Yogurt a 2018 trend

One of the trends of 2018 is cheese made from homemade/housemade yogurt.  But did you know this popular, healthy food has its roots in Bible days? We talked about this today on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio.  My Mom always had homemade yogurt in the refrigerator when we were growing up. And it’s easy to make. Here’s some Biblical history and also my recipe … Continue reading DIY: Homemade Yogurt a 2018 trend

Angelica, Savory, Lemon Balm and Lovage: Little known Bible herbs

Have you ever used angelica, savory, lemon balm or lovage? If so, you’re following an age old tradition of using herbs that were used thousands of years ago. Here are some of those herbs:  LOVAGE In days gone by, some larger monasteries had a garden for the person in charge of ale/beer making.  Lovage was one of the herbs for liqueurs. Lovage was a common herb used … Continue reading Angelica, Savory, Lemon Balm and Lovage: Little known Bible herbs

Carob the star in this No Bake Granola

     Did you know carob, that trendy chocolate substitute, has been eaten for thousands of year Each Thursday morning I talk with Matt Swaim on Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods & herbs. Today we talked about carob. Matthew 3:1 – Carob seeds are also known as locust beans and St. John’s bread.   According to tradition, St. John the Baptist existed on them in … Continue reading Carob the star in this No Bake Granola