Today, as usual, Matt Swaim and I had our Thursday morning chat on the Sonrise Morning Show. The subject was peas. I’m growing peas and love them. PEAS Beans are mentioned in the Bible, and Biblical scholars believe peas were included, as well, since they are part of the pulse/legume family and were eaten during Bible times. 2 SAMUEL 27:28: They brought him and those who … Continue reading Pass the Peas (7 Layer Salad w Peas) Please!
Salad with wild edibles. See the watercress growing behind the salad? A reader asked me how I get inspired to write about food every week. Well, here’s the answer. I find inspiration in the simplest of things. Like recently, when I taught interactive classes with children attending the Kids Kuisine event at Anderson Pavilion on the waterfront in Cincinnati. Headed by Cincinnati Magazine, this fun event … Continue reading Add Wild Edibles to your Supper Salad
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve made these 2 Middle Eastern specialties. I grew up with tabouleh and hummus has been a standard on my table for decades. For Penny Thompson, an Anderson Township, Cincinnati, reader, who wanted to make both of these. As I always say, go to taste – nothing was measured back in the day…. Rita’s Family’s Hummus … Continue reading My own Hummus and Tabouleh
The “Taste of Lebanon” Indoor Fall Festival I love Lebanese food (after all, I’m Lebanese….) and love to cook it. Just this weekend I made stuffed cabbage rolls. So good. But you know what? This food takes TIME to make and that’s where the St. Anthony of Padua food feast comes in. Yes, it’s this coming Sunday and all your Middle Eastern faves are there … Continue reading The “Taste of Lebanon” Indoor Fall Festival
This year my jumbo jalapeno peppers grew so well. I’m still harvesting them along with Serranos and sweet bells. My grape and cherry tomatoes are still producing, too. So my goal is to make candied jalapeno peppers, and freeze the tomatoes. But before I do any of that, I have to make a layered salad to tote to a family gathering. The hot peppers and … Continue reading Southwestern Cornbread Salad For Halloween!
Today Matt Swaim and I talked about FIGS! We know figs are mentioned in the Bible, starting with the creation in Genesis: 3:7 There was a fig tree in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 3:7, the passage talks about how Adam and Eve became aware of their nakedness and were embarrassed after they had eaten the forbidden fruit. So they strung fig leaves together … Continue reading Figs! Fresh in Tartines and Salads
I published this a few days ago but some of you couldn’t find it. Here it is again. Oktoberfest German potato salad If you like a more tart sauce, add more vinegar; ditto with sugar if you like it a bit sweeter. I dug up potatoes from the garden. Some were red boilers, others were white bakers. Ingredients Boiled or steamed and sliced potatoes, kept … Continue reading German Potato Salad for Oktoberfest
I’ve been doing a lot of teaching from my gardens. A couple weeks ago, daughter-in-law Courtney and her neighbors visited with their kids. We spent time down at the river near our home looking for crawdads and shells. By the time we walked back on my old country road, the kids were anxious to do 2 things: feed the chickens crawdads and pick veggies … Continue reading Shepherd’s Salad with Za’atar
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
Matt P., a Columbus listener to my segments with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, shared a family favorite: potato salad with a twist – tomatoes! This looks delicious. Matt told me: ” I love listening to you on the Sonrise Morning Show! I am a bit of a food nut, and especially enjoy food history. I am a nurse practitioner … Continue reading Matt’s Tomato Potato Salad