Shish Tawook with Fresh Herbs

Grilled Shish Tawook with fresh vegetables and herb mop“Shish” means skewer and “Tawook” means chicken. Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show, chatted about Father’s Day and St. Joseph, who was Jesus’ earthly father. Sunday is Father’s Day so I hope you honor all of the dads in your life. This recipe reminds me of my own dad, who would take pieces of lamb, put them … Continue reading Shish Tawook with Fresh Herbs

Discovering Spice Bush on a Springtime Walk

Ron Wilson Plant of the Week – Spice Bush Mar 18, 2021 Yesterday I was walking along our old country road when I spied something very yellow, sort of fuzzy and delicate looking. It was spicebush! Wow! I have one growing in my herb garden, but have never seen them in the woods here. That’s because I wasn’t looking during the right season. And now … Continue reading Discovering Spice Bush on a Springtime Walk

Boone County Arboretum Annual Tea Recipes

Oh gosh, I had so much fun doing my first Zoom presentation for the Boone County Arboretum’s Annual Tea with Josh, Nicole, Stephanie, Donna, and Kris last night. Log onto to their site to see just how lovely and productive this community arboretum is. There may be time for you to bid at the silent auction, too. My talk was about the 4 seasons and … Continue reading Boone County Arboretum Annual Tea Recipes

Restaurant Style Sweet and Sour Pork/Chicken: Make it Yourself!

I was hoping to find some turkey wings at the grocery to make my do-ahead freezer turkey gravy (a flavorful gravy which can be used alone or added to turkey drippings). There weren’t any in the poultry case, but I did see some nice boneless pork chops on sale, so those went into my cart. My original thought was a simple dinner of fried pork … Continue reading Restaurant Style Sweet and Sour Pork/Chicken: Make it Yourself!

German Potato Salad and Cucumber Salads for Oktoberfest

This weekend we celebrate Oktoberfest. Now I’m sure gatherings will be scaled down due to the pandemic, and some of you will be doing Oktoberfest at home. Oktoberfest salads are part of the fun. My German mother-in-law, Clara, made the best German potato salad. I remember it warm, with a bit of a bite from the vinegar. Problem is, like so many heirloom recipes, Clara’s … Continue reading German Potato Salad and Cucumber Salads for Oktoberfest

Passover Brisket and Unleavened Bread

    Today Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about Passover and its beautiful and significant meaning. And I shared  yummy, yummy brisket recipes, along with one for unleavened bread and Charoset. PASSOVER FOODSJohn 13: 1-17 Talks about how the last supper was carried out with Jesus and his disciples, how he started by washing their feet. The Eucharist was born … Continue reading Passover Brisket and Unleavened Bread

Lentil Stew Has Ancient Biblical Roots

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about lentils. LENTILS: Ezek. 4:9  “During the first 390 days eat bread made of flour mixed from wheat, barley, beans, lentils and spelt…. There’s also a passage in Genesis 25: 25-34 where Jacob traded his bread and lentil soup for Esau’s birthright.  Dried beans and peas were a mainstay of the Biblical people’s diet. Lentils … Continue reading Lentil Stew Has Ancient Biblical Roots

Mussels 101 and a Yummy Recipe

Mussels. What does that word mean to you? Expensive? Unfamiliar? Too difficult to cook? Mussels (or other bivalves, including clams) were not something I cooked early on in my food career. I hadn’t a clue as to how to store or cook mussels. And those little fuzzy beards hanging on? I couldn’t even go there!  But I soldiered on, and found out that yes, mussels … Continue reading Mussels 101 and a Yummy Recipe

2020 Food Trends and Fish en Papillote

Butterfly pea tea – photo Wikipedia Fish in parchment A few food trends for 2020 have really caught my eye. Among them is the color blue. No, not blueberries. Or even blue potatoes. Have I peaked your interest? Read on. Purple yams Ube is the new “it” root veggie — actually more purple than blue. It’s showing up in ice creams and donuts.  Mountain spinach Orach, … Continue reading 2020 Food Trends and Fish en Papillote