Figs! Fresh in Tartines and Salads

  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

German Potato Salad for Oktoberfest

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

Shepherd’s Salad with Za’atar

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

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

Matt’s Tomato Potato Salad

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

Deli Style Potato Salad

Today Matt Swaim and I chatted, as usual, about Bible Foods & Herbs on the Sunrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. The subject was mustard. An ancient and biblical seed! I love an old fashioned potato salad…  MUSTARD MATTHEW 13:31: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed.”  Was the mustard seed really the smallest seed of all? We need to remember that the … Continue reading Deli Style Potato Salad

Shield’s Tavern Seasonal Berry “Salat”

Reader and adventurous cook Lois Boekley deconstructed this famous Colonial Williamsburg salad. (The restaurant shared the recipe which made several gallons!) “Spiced pecans make a great snack on their own”, Lois said.  Her husband, Ken, gave this a 2 thumbs up. I can’t wait to make this “salat”. Shield’s Tavern Seasonal Berry Salat This delicious salad was served to my husband and me at Shield’s Tavern … Continue reading Shield’s Tavern Seasonal Berry “Salat”

Tomato Onion “Relish” & A Surprise Visitor

Well, what a surprise I had yesterday when I went out to pick raspberries. A tiny fawn was curled up in the middle of the elderberry patch next to the raspberry rows. Now like with many of you, deer are more than a nuisance. I have a feeling it was the babe’s relatives who nipped the ripe raspberries from the stems and chomped down a … Continue reading Tomato Onion “Relish” & A Surprise Visitor

Wheat Berry Salad

Today, as always on Thursdays, I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. The topic was wheat. Did you know wheat has an ancient Biblical history? Here’s some fun facts, along with my newest fave: wheat berry salad. WHEAT John 12:24: Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it … Continue reading Wheat Berry Salad

LIKE MARX’S BAGELS TUNA SALAD

LIKE MARX’S BAGELS TUNA SALAD I was once asked to clone the tuna salad from Marx’s Bagels. Although the restaurant wouldn’t divulge how to make the recipe, they did give me the ingredients, which include albacore tuna, onion powder, white pepper, carrots, celery and seasoning salt.  Chris S. has been looking for this recipe. Try this: Mix together: 1 can, approx. 6 oz, albacore tuna, … Continue reading LIKE MARX’S BAGELS TUNA SALAD