Spring has Sprung: Roasted Carrots, Asparagus on Menu!

Spring has definitely sprung here on my little patch of heaven. Erin, my neighbor across the road, asked if I had time to pick dandelions. My answer? I’d make time. We both picked baskets of dandelion flowers for jellies. A few leaves got tossed in, too, for salads.  The wild violets were growing in profusion right alongside. Those make a lovely jelly or jam. So … Continue reading Spring has Sprung: Roasted Carrots, Asparagus on Menu!

Blender Whole Orange and Date Muffins

Today I chatted with Anna Mitchell, Sacred Heart Radio, about dates. Did you know that dates were discovered in Mesopotamia around 4000 BC? The Babylonians loved dates so much they wrote a recipe for date syrup on a clay table.  Dates were used for barter, as well.  Dates signified food for eternal life and were often pictured in tombs. Here’s a recipe that is what … Continue reading Blender Whole Orange and Date Muffins

Risotto with Butternut Squash

I was sorting through a basket of gourds when I spied a butternut squash in the bottom. How it got there is a mystery. It was a bit soft in places so I needed to use it quick. Butternut is a good swap for pumpkin, so I made the switch in the risotto recipe I’m sharing. Easy risotto with butternut squash Ingredients 4 cups vegetable … Continue reading Risotto with Butternut Squash

Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about hospitality. “Romans 12:13  Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”   Hospitality doesn’t mean just entertaining. It also means bringing some food over to someone who needs it – new parents or somebody under the weather. Here are some tips on just how to do that, along with some of my favorite … Continue reading Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl: More than a Trend!

Regardless of what you eat, most likely it will be on one of the trends list for 2019. Some of the major trends have ancient Biblical roots. Here’s a wonderful recipe – a smoothie morphs into a smoothie bowl. Plant proteins are a healthful trend this year, as well. Can you tell which of the ingredients contain the plant proteins? One of seeds that contain … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl: More than a Trend!

Spicy Fruit Salad and Pineapple Infusion

    During the holidays, I had my girl friends over for lunch. Each of them brought a salad and I made the main entre, a grilled flat iron steak, served room temperature. Even though I didn’t specify what kind of salad to bring, they were all different! My friend Lainie brought a very unusual, winter fruit salad. Spicy and sweet and so refreshing. Since … Continue reading Spicy Fruit Salad and Pineapple Infusion