Container Mary Garden for Mother’s Day

My Mary Garden Each week I chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show. Today, since Mother’s Day is this weekend, we talked about Mary Garden’s. Here’s some fun information. A MARY GARDEN  Mary Gardens were started during medieval times and were usually gardens that were enclosed, often in monasteries.  I have always felt that an herb garden needs a statue of Mary, even before … Continue reading Container Mary Garden for Mother’s Day

Growing Bible Microgreens

Each week as you may know, I chat with Matt Swaim on Sacred Heart Radio, Sonrise Morning Show. Today, with Earth Day around the corner, we talked about the plants we’ve been blessed to have and how to grow them quickly as microgreens. What are microgreens? Most folks know what sprouts are – I grow those usually in water. They are eaten when the first … Continue reading Growing Bible Microgreens

A Story: Shepherds and Baby Jesus – A Shepherds’ Night Meal

This is in Luke’s gospel: The shepherds witnessing Jesus’ birth arrived before the Magi/Kings and were the first to not only witness the birth but to evangelize the birth long before the wise men. Research indicates Jesus was less than a week old when the angel appeared before them showing the shepherds the way. The shepherds were in the area around Bethlehem, shepherding their flocks in … Continue reading A Story: Shepherds and Baby Jesus – A Shepherds’ Night Meal


Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show, and I chatted about butter and its significance during Bible days. BUTTERProverbs 30:33: “As the churning of cream yields butter, and a blow to the nose causes bleeding, so anger causes quarrels.” Butter was churned by hand between two poles with a skin suspended between filled with cream. It was shaken back and forth and viola: Butter! What’s the … Continue reading NIEMAN MARCUS COOKIES

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

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)

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