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

Kofta Kebabs and Homemade Zaatar

After publishing the chicken kebab recipe, a reader asked for a beef kebab recipe, but not one made with chunks of meat but with spiced ground meat. I’m sure what he is asking for are kofta kebabs. This middle eastern kebab is typical street food made with ground beef and plenty of herbs and spices.Here’s my version of kofta kebabs. Now be sure and taste … Continue reading Kofta Kebabs and Homemade Zaatar

2 Pickle Recipes: 1 Trendy, 1 Old Fashioned

I so enjoy talking to Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. Today we revisited a popular Bible veggie: cucumber. And I’m sharing a couple of recipes you may have seen before, but are worth sharing again. CUCUMBERS Numbers 11: 5-6 When the people wept “Oh that we had some of the delicious fish we enjoyed in Egypt  – cucumbers, melons, leeks, … Continue reading 2 Pickle Recipes: 1 Trendy, 1 Old Fashioned

Black Raspberry Jam: Summer in a Jar!

Our black raspberries are ripening so quick this year.  I have to be vigilant, though, about picking enough for jams. The competition is fierce. The birds enjoy berries and the deer, well, they’re greedy. They munch the leaves and tender stems along with the berries.  After 2 days of picking, I finally have enough for jam. A labor of love. Homemade fruit jams capture summer … Continue reading Black Raspberry Jam: Summer in a Jar!

Join me for an International Webinar on Bible Herbs Saturday June 18 2022!

I’m honored to be part of this fun, timely and meaningful event during Corpus Christi weekend, June 18 and 19. Go to: https://chaliceevents.org/love-in-the-kitchen Chalice Canada, a Catholic child sponsorship organization, is the organization that is offering this world-class conference. As Theodoric Nowak, Corpus Christi Engagement Manager, told me: “Chalice Canada is a Catholic international child and elder sponsorship organisation, assisting almost 50,000 children and elders … Continue reading Join me for an International Webinar on Bible Herbs Saturday June 18 2022!

Herbal Substitutes for Bible Foods

How fun it is to chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio each Thursday morning. Today we talked about herbal subs for Bible foods, particularly vegetables. And it all starts with the book of Daniel: Daniel 1:12  states, “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables [pulses] to eat and water to drink.” As Matt mentioned, after … Continue reading Herbal Substitutes for Bible Foods

Picking Strawberries for Tart

Yesterday I walked across the road to neighbor Erin Philip’s berry garden. I picked enough strawberries to make this lovely, yummy tart. Looks are deceiving. This tart is easy to make with a base of frozen puff pastry. Strawberries are in season, so take advantage. Fresh strawberry tart with puff pastry crust Depending upon size, cut berries in half or slice top to bottom.  Filling … Continue reading Picking Strawberries for Tart

Reminiscing and a Memorial Day Steak

For years, I wrote a cooking column for the Press/Recorder newspapers here in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. At one time, there were almost 2 dozen papers under the corporate umbrella. I got word a couple weeks ago that the paper will cease publication. So sad. Another iconic community newspaper gone. And certainly a sense of community gone, too. Originally, the papers were tossed onto porches … Continue reading Reminiscing and a Memorial Day Steak