Seeds Delivered From China To Grow Massive Unstoppable Fruit

Aug 7, 2020 From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson. Interesting read – I’ll keep you posted. Government officials told people not to plant the seeds due to concerns they could be an invasive species, but Crenshawn had already planted his by the time this advice came out. Crenshawn received the seeds in the post two months ago, and said curiosity took over so decided to … Continue reading Seeds Delivered From China To Grow Massive Unstoppable Fruit

Comfort Food from Lebanon

  As many of you know, each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about Bible foods and herbs and their history. Today we talked about Lebanon. Being Lebanese, my heart and prayers, along with those of my extended family, go to Lebanon and its people during this unprecedented horrific time in Beirut and surroundings due to the explosion. Many of … Continue reading Comfort Food from Lebanon

3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream

I had a request to share this recipe – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this while training housewares employees at Macy’s. This was always a favorite! THREE INGREDIENT STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM  Use sweetened frozen strawberries. So easy, and pretty, too. Recipe can be doubled. Ingredients 12-16 oz. frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed 1 to 1-/4 cups whipping cream, unwhipped (1 cup for … Continue reading 3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream

Recipe Blasts from the Past

OK so this week I’ve gotten some requests for recipes printed looong ago – some from 2006. So here’s 2 out of 3  – real Kentucky cream candy and cream cheese cookies. I’m hunting up the recipe for and fire & ice pickles. I’m pretty amazed how you remember – that’s what makes this site so fun to maintain. COMMUNITY PRESS COLUMN 2006 You know … Continue reading Recipe Blasts from the Past

Unsolicited Seeds in the Mail? Don’t Open/Plant!

Do Not Plant any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds I’m not sure if this is a nationwide problem, but here in Ohio we’ve gotten news of seeds that come in the mail unsolicited. Could be something dangerous, noxious, etc. so read the information below from Ohio Dept of Agriculture. Don’t open them, either.   Jul 28, 2020 This information is from the Ohio Department of Agriculture … Continue reading Unsolicited Seeds in the Mail? Don’t Open/Plant!

Got Grapes? Make Fruit Terrine and Pops

Fruited Terrine Each week when I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show we talk about foods from the Bible. Today the subject was grapes. GRAPES (John: 15:5)  I am the vine, you are the branches – he that abide in me and I in him, brings much fruit; for without me you can do nothing. Mentioned more than any other plant in the entire … Continue reading Got Grapes? Make Fruit Terrine and Pops

Yellowneck Caterpillars: Have you seen these?

Friend and colleague Joe Boggs, from the Ohio State University Extension shares photos and timely information about these creepy caterpillars. Yuck!Jul 23, 2020 Jim Chatfield sent a picture on Tuesday of a group of middle-instar yellownecked caterpillars (Datana ministra) devouring leaves on a witch-hazel (Hamamelissp.) in Secrest Arboretum. Yellownecks feed in groups, sometimes called “colonies,” numbering 10 – 30 individuals throughout their development. The colonies tend to … Continue reading Yellowneck Caterpillars: Have you seen these?

Peter picked a Peck…and so did I: Pickles!!

You’ll never guess how I spent my afternoon yesterday. A hint: it has to do with chickens. Any guesses? If you said “harvesting chickens” you’d be right. But I’m willing to bet not one of you guessed that. But that’s just what I did. The first time ever. And they weren’t my “girls”. The chickensI helped pluck feathers from and get freezer ready were my … Continue reading Peter picked a Peck…and so did I: Pickles!!

Have you heard of Mexican Sunflowers?

Mexican Sunflower Friend and garden expert, Ron Wilson, showcased one of my newest favorite flowers, Mexican sunflower. I saved seeds from last year and now have a nice row almost ready to bloom. Here’s what Ron has to say about these beautiful and easy to care for flowers: “One of my favorite, newly discovered for me, good for the pollinators, colorful annual is starting to … Continue reading Have you heard of Mexican Sunflowers?

Bramble Berry and Blueberry Jams

Keeping promises. I’m doing just that today by sharing recipes for bramble berry jams, aka red raspberry, black raspberry and blackberry.  I have a patch of black raspberries in the garden, plus some wild ones growing on the hillside nestled in with the wild blackberries.  Why jam and not jelly? I’d need a lot more berries than I have to make jelly, since you have … Continue reading Bramble Berry and Blueberry Jams