Chickpea Vegetable Stew for Lent or Meatless Days

As many of you know, Thursdays are my day to chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio. Today we talked about chickpeas – a staple bean in Bible days. CHICKPEAS Chickpeas are not mentioned specifically in the Bible, but we know that it was a staple in the cuisine of that era. Cultivation of the chickpea began so long ago that … Continue reading Chickpea Vegetable Stew for Lent or Meatless Days

Fat Tuesday Jambalaya

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio chatted about Valentine’s Day coming up and also about Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent starts. I shared 2 recipes – the caramel chocolate fondue is on this site in another post. Here’s the jambalaya recipe we talked about. It is so good and from friend and colleague, Karen Gibson. Fat Tuesday JambalayaKaren Gibson … Continue reading Fat Tuesday Jambalaya

2 Artichoke Dips for Super Bowl!

This week Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, and I chatted about artichokes. Part of the thistle family, an appropriate passage can be found in Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.” In Bible times, the tender leaf and young, undeveloped stalk were eaten, as well as … Continue reading 2 Artichoke Dips for Super Bowl!

Capers, a Biblical bud and Panzanella

I always enjoy chatting with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods and herbs. Today the subject was capers. CAPERS Capers are mentioned in Ecclesiastes 12:5. “When one is afraid of heights, and terrors are in the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and DESIRE FAILS.” The flower buds of the caper bush were called … Continue reading Capers, a Biblical bud and Panzanella

Crepes Easy Peasy!

To continue my “series” of requested recipes that I’ve shared before, today we’ll do crepes. My girls/chickens have really slacked off laying. The only one producing is Granny, our white leghorn. And she’s the oldest and scrawniest! So I decided to make crepes with the few eggs I have.  Think crepes are hard to make? The answer is no. Yes, they sound fancy but these … Continue reading Crepes Easy Peasy!

Mary Helen’s No Peek Beef Stew: Updated

Remember when I told you I’d be sharing “best of/most requested” recipes again? And that I’d update and adapt them so if you had to substitute an ingredient, you could?  Well, here’s a much loved stew recipe: Mary Helen’s “No peek” classic beef oven stew. Perfect for a cozy winter supper. The recipe calls for tapioca – I had none so subbed in a smaller … Continue reading Mary Helen’s No Peek Beef Stew: Updated

Victorian Manger Herbs, Gingerbread Cookies and Peppered Pecans: Holiday Gifts from Kitchen!

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. Today we talked about the legend of Victorian manger herbs. On the starry night when Christ was born, according to the legends, Joseph gathered herbs and grasses t cradle his newborn son.  Among them were bedstraw and pennyroyal, horehound and thyme, rosemary and lavender: These are the herbs of the … Continue reading Victorian Manger Herbs, Gingerbread Cookies and Peppered Pecans: Holiday Gifts from Kitchen!

Hoarfrost: Ever Heard of it?

Ron Wilson What is Hoarfrost? From friend, colleague and garden expert Ron Wilson. His site is ronwilsonline.com – check it out! Dec 11, 2020 Earlier today, I woke up and looked out a window to see a foggy start to the day. At first glance, I however overlooked the frost that was also present. As it became lighter and the morning continued, the frost lessened and by noon the … Continue reading Hoarfrost: Ever Heard of it?

Kids Gardening Fun Even in Winter: Homemade “Chia” Pets: Give as Gifts!

Ann Shipman of kidsgardening.org, shared her knowledge with Ron Wilson on his radio show this morning. So fun! Here’s a recipe for “Plant People” sort of like the chia pets. Grass seed, potting soil and fun craft supplies, plus glue are all you need! Overview: Homemade “Chia” pets are the perfect activity for a cold or rainy afternoon. Materials: Pair of pantyhose Potting soil Grass seed … Continue reading Kids Gardening Fun Even in Winter: Homemade “Chia” Pets: Give as Gifts!

Story of Shepherds and Magi and Fun Edibles for Holidays

This morning Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted, as we do every Thursday, about Bible foods and herbs. Today it was about the shepherds and magi who came to honor Baby Jesus. This passage is in Luke: There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And look, an angel of … Continue reading Story of Shepherds and Magi and Fun Edibles for Holidays