It has been a busy and rewarding week here on my little patch of heaven. We ventured along fence rows to pluck the last autumn olive berries and spice bush berries. The autumn olive berries will be cooked and dehydrated for fruit leather and the spice bush berries dried and ground for seasoning. The week ended with our long-time friend Ray Davis, an Owensville, Ohio … Continue reading Another Load of Black Gold and Chicken Chili
Did you know mustard has Biblical roots? You may be familiar with that popular passage in Matthew about the kingdom of heaven being like a mustard seed. Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio, chatted about mustard. Back in Bible days, mustard seed was ground up into a paste for food. Both wild and cultivated mustards were also used medicinally. Mustard is … Continue reading Mini Meatloaves for Dinner
Along with the usual harvesting of garden vegetables and herbs that I’ve been telling you about, I’ve been foraging for autumn’s wild edibles. The autumn olive berries are ripe and perfect for jelly. I’m drying some in my dehydrator for granola, as well. Add to the harvest wild fox grapes and spice bush berries and you’ve got some good eating. Not only do these simple … Continue reading Pork Loin with Pesto
Matt Swaim, Sonrise morning show on Sacred Heart radio, chatted today about apples. Was it an apple that Eve tempted Adam with? Some Bible scholars believe it could have been an apricot or pomegranate, which were indigenous fruits in the Middle East. Then again, apples did flourish in ancient Egypt and Palestine and the Bible makes references to the apple – if you have some … Continue reading What’s the Apple of Your Eye? Apple Crisp is Mine
Add New Post View Schedule Change type of 33 blocks Pork Loin with Pesto Pork loin with pesto Along with the usual harvesting of garden vegetables and herbs that I’ve been telling you about, I’ve been foraging for autumn’s wild edibles. The autumn olive berries are ripe and perfect for jelly. I’m drying some in my dehydrator for granola, as well. Add to the harvest … Continue reading
My organic farmer friend, Sally Ransohoff, stopped by and bought me a basket of red and green tender okra. A “gift without ribbons” for sure. My own dwarf okra bushes are producing new pods every day, as well, so I’ve got lots of okra to eat! One of my favorite ways to use seasonal okra is in soups, in particular a very special simple chicken … Continue reading A Harvest of Okra = Gumbo
Is it a weed, or……….a lovely flower (no, it’s not ragweed but they do seem to like to grow next to each other). In my world, golden rod is a lovely flower with what some folks believe (me included) has medicinal, anti-inflammatory and other good for you properties. I’ve made golden rod jelly before and today I’m making golden rod honey. My neighbor and friend, … Continue reading Golden Rod Honey
I developed recipes a while back for Laura’s Lean Beef and this campfire dinner in a packet is one of the most popular. Thanks to Laura’s Lean Beef team for the photo above. CAMPFIRE HOBO DINNERS IN A PACKET Ingredients: Burgers 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (I used Laura’s 92% lean) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1-2 tablespoons powdered ranch salad dressing or dried Italian salad … Continue reading Campfire Hobo Dinners in Foil Packet
Let me know if you can guess what these are – Yum! Continue reading What’s Growing on this Dead Oak?
Salt and pepper, if desired Instructions Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter, let cool a little, then mix in dry macaroni. Add 2 cheeses, salt and pepper and mix well. Put in Pam sprayed 13 X 9 dish. Add cheeses but DO NOT STIR. Pour milk over. Bake one hour. Notes: 1) Can be made ahead and put in refrigerator up to overnight. Take out … Continue reading Mac & Cheese!