Spanish Style Gazpacho and Manchego Crostini

Today I decided to try a recipe for “really the best gazpacho ever” shared a while ago by a reader. My reason for trying it today was that I harvested a basket of ripe tomatoes with spots or cracks and had to do something with them, and quick.  So I cut bad parts off and plugged in my blender. I blended the tomatoes with red … Continue reading Spanish Style Gazpacho and Manchego Crostini

Rye/Spelt from Bible Days Star in Biscuits and Salad

Granddaughters Em and El walking through the field of rye. As you know, each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sunrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. Today the subject was spelt and rye. Wow, these ancient grains are known as one and the same according to some Bible scholars. Here’s some interesting information, along with 2 yummy recipes. Spelt –  Exodus 4:9 “Also take wheat, … Continue reading Rye/Spelt from Bible Days Star in Biscuits and Salad

Jaime’s Chicken Pad Thai

I was really hungry for Pad Thai, that delicious Thai stir fry with rice noodles. Going through my recipes, I ran across a favorite from Jaime Carmody, Chef Proprietor of Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio in Symmes Township here in Cincinnati. It was from 2016! Seems just like yesterday that Jaime and I cooked together. I’ve adapted her recipe slightly. It’s worth buying small bottles … Continue reading Jaime’s Chicken Pad Thai

Corn Salad with Feta and Walnuts

Each week when I talk to Matt Swaim on the Sunrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, I share some fun information about Bible foods and herbs and a recipe to go with the topic. Today, though, we talked about the bitter herbs wormwood and rue – we don’t commonly use those in recipes. (Chefs, though, are using absinthe which is flavored with wormwood, in seafood, … Continue reading Corn Salad with Feta and Walnuts

Spaghetti with Simple Anchovy Sauce

Have you ever looked at a recipe and not followed it to the letter? That’s what happened to me today when I made a simple spaghetti sauce that called for a 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes. The only pantry tomatoes I had were quarts of whole tomatoes that I canned last year so I subbed in those. It also called for pureeing tomatoes in … Continue reading Spaghetti with Simple Anchovy Sauce

Carol’s Healthy Banana Pecan Muffins

My oldest and bestests friend Carol Spry Vanover, often reconstructs recipes to make them healthier. Here’s a super example of yum and health all melded into one delish muffin! For Emily, who misplaced the recipe and wanted to make it again. Carol’s Healthy Banana Pecan Muffins Ingredients 3 large ripe bananas ¾ cup Splenda 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking … Continue reading Carol’s Healthy Banana Pecan Muffins

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!