Horseradish is mentioned in Exodus 12:8 – “Everyone shall eat roast lamb that night with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.” Here’s a little history: The name comes from the English. The horse part means a large, coarse or strong plant, sort of well like a strong horse. And the word radish comes from the Latin word root. And if you’ve ever seen fresh horseradish … Continue reading Horseradish Easy to Grow and Use
Whether you’re celebrating Passover, Easter or simply the arrival of spring and new growth, I wanted to say I hope your day is filled with family, friends, food and gratefulness! I’m thankful for you! Continue reading Happy Easter and Happy Spring
Rita and Steve Inglish teach this “tastefully” fun class: Saturday, April 20, 2-4 pm Herb Gardening: Good for You, Good for Wildlife In this hybrid cooking/gardening class, local author, herbalist and cooking instructor, Rita Heikenfeld, will highlight tips on using culinary herbs for flavor and health as she prepares tasty samples that highlight the range of culinary uses for herbs. Pollinator gardening specialist, Steve Inglish, … Continue reading Cincinnati Nature Center Class!
Some of us are cooks. Some of us are bakers. Some of us are both. I’m covering all bases today with 2 recipes for Easter egg bread. The first is an easy one from frozen dough. For those of you nervous about making bread from scratch or not having time, this one’s for you. Fun for little bakers, too. Maybe you’re a from scratch baker. The … Continue reading Greek Easter egg Braided Bread
I’m looking forward to “planting seeds of wisdom and fun”with my grandchildren, Eva, Emerson and Ellery again this year on Earth Day at their schools. I’ll be bringing in herbs and edible flowers for them to sniff, feel and enjoy. They’ll get to remove seeds from birdhouse gourds, and take home some Indian corn seeds. Kids really get into the whole concept, as you can … Continue reading Earth Day
This week when chatting with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, the subject of Passover traditions came up. And you know what? Passover can be celebrated by anyone, Christians, Jews, whoever. At our Catholic Church one year we held a Passover dinner and it was meaningful and I might add delicious. Here’s a couple favorite recipes for Brisket – hard to … Continue reading Passover Brisket 2 ways
I was weeding my patch of elderberries when I spied more than a few blackberry vines poking through the soil. The funny thing is when we planted the blackberries originally, they seemed far enough away from the elderberries. Lesson learned: blackberries are like mint – new growth springs from the mother plant, roams, then roots wherever it finds soil. I dug up the vines and … Continue reading Pork Chops with Orange Dijon Pan Sauce