Tomato Onion “Relish” & A Surprise Visitor

Well, what a surprise I had yesterday when I went out to pick raspberries. A tiny fawn was curled up in the middle of the elderberry patch next to the raspberry rows. Now like with many of you, deer are more than a nuisance. I have a feeling it was the babe’s relatives who nipped the ripe raspberries from the stems and chomped down a … Continue reading Tomato Onion “Relish” & A Surprise Visitor

Mint! Vitamin/Spa/Detox Water with. Mint and Potatoes with Mint Pesto

This week when I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, we talked about mint. It was used as a tithing herb during Bible days!  Here’s a familiar passage: Luke 11:42 “But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to … Continue reading Mint! Vitamin/Spa/Detox Water with. Mint and Potatoes with Mint Pesto

Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about hospitality. “Romans 12:13  Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”   Hospitality doesn’t mean just entertaining. It also means bringing some food over to someone who needs it – new parents or somebody under the weather. Here are some tips on just how to do that, along with some of my favorite … Continue reading Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Quick Freezer Marinara Sauce

Today when I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show and the subject was salt. During Bible days, salt was a symbol of hospitality.  The custom of serving appetizers as a token of hospitality included salted fish and olives. This goes back to the well known phrase “salt of the covenant” which refers to the bond between God and his people. Talking about … Continue reading Quick Freezer Marinara Sauce

Friendship Soups in a Jar

I was chatting with Ron Wilson yesterday and shared a recipe from neighbor, Erin Phillips of Phillips Farm, for her pasta fagioli soup in a jar recipe. Well after the show I got several requests for that recipe, including Rose B.,  plus one I have shared before: Friendship soup in a jar. So both of these are shared here. These make wonderful, pantry stable gifts … Continue reading Friendship Soups in a Jar

Best Vegetarian Black Bean Burritos

It has been another interesting, busy week here on my little patch of heaven. We are still finding gourds, but not in the pumpkin patch. The volunteer gourds sprouted near the elderberry bushes next to the pumpkins. No kidding, those gourds are hanging like orange, white and green ornaments in the elderberries. It has been fun watching the little ones discover them and claim what … Continue reading Best Vegetarian Black Bean Burritos