Two Caprese Recipes

After feeding my little flock of chickens this morning, I walked over to the vegetable garden to see what needed picking. Well, just about everything. Cucumbers, squash, corn, and tomatoes. I was happiest about the tomatoes. What I thought would be an early harvest turned out not to be so. Some of my tomatoes, for some unknown reason, are taking their good time about ripening. … Continue reading Two Caprese Recipes

Lebanese Salad “Salata”

I love talking to Matt Swaim each Thursday on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. This week we talked about greens that folks grew back during the Bible days. Yes, they had arugula, carrots, wild herbs, lettuces, many of which grew wild. I shared my family’s Lebanese simple salad and here it is, along with friend and amazing Greek cook Maria Sacalis. Try both! … Continue reading Lebanese Salad “Salata”

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?

Famous Recipe Pasta Salad for July 4

With July 4 coming around the corner, we’ll be entertaining and glad to do it, considering last year’s pandemic restrictions have been lifted.There are good passages in the Bible about entertaining and simply having fun with those we love. Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio chatted about entertaining Ecclesiastes 3:1,4“For everything there is a season, and a time for every … Continue reading Famous Recipe Pasta Salad for July 4

Cucumbers: How to Grow and 2 Summer Recipes

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio chatted about cucumbers. This ancient vegetable has Biblical roots. It’s as popular today as it was back then.\ Numbers 11: 5-6 When the people wept “Oh that we had some of the delicious fish we enjoyed in Egypt  – cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic…” I am sure they ate most of them … Continue reading Cucumbers: How to Grow and 2 Summer Recipes

Asian Ramen Cole Slaw Still Popular Picnic Fare

Today chatting with Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart radio reminded me of a popular and yummy way to use an ancient vegetable which has Biblical roots. We talked about cabbage and how it was cultivated thousands of years ago. Who knew?! Anyway, cabbage alone has huge health qualities, including vitamin C for immune system health. Cabbage is even trendy as a juice … Continue reading Asian Ramen Cole Slaw Still Popular Picnic Fare

A Colander Salad Bowl Garden

My girls/chickens have been way too curious this spring. Now I don’t mind them making their way to the herb garden and pecking away at the chickweed, dead nettle and henbit. Or scratching in the newly tilled vegetable garden rows. But after they decided to decimate a huge pot that I seeded a couple weeks ago with mixed salad greens, those girls are on my … Continue reading A Colander Salad Bowl Garden

Artichokes in Curry and Salad

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show Matt Swaim and I talked about artichokes. Artichokes:  Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.”The artichoke is a domesticated variety of the wild cardoon (I grow cardoon in my Bible section of the herb garden). It looks very similar to an artichoke plant. The cardoon … Continue reading Artichokes in Curry and Salad

German Potato Salad and Cucumber Salads for Oktoberfest

This weekend we celebrate Oktoberfest. 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 wasn’t written down. So after a few tries, I came up with something yummy and similar. I’ve shared this recipe in the past but tweaked it a bit again. Maybe … Continue reading German Potato Salad and Cucumber Salads for Oktoberfest

Totable Orzo Salad with Herbs and Veggies

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show, Matt Swaim and I chatted about not wasting ingredients or food that may be slightly past its prime. We talked about using storage onions that sprout (yes, the sprout can be used for green onions), garlic that sprouts (I’ll still use the garlic but some cooks won’t – you can pot up the sprouted garlic and it will grow … Continue reading Totable Orzo Salad with Herbs and Veggies