Poison Hemlock – Already Growing!

From Ron Wilson’s site. Our friend “Buggy Joe”has what you need to know about hemlock. Ron Wilson Poison Hemlock – Buggy Joe Boggs Mar 18, 2020 Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is one of the deadliest plants found in North America. Plants contain highly toxic piperidine alkaloid compounds, including coniine and gamma-coniceine, which cause respiratory failure and death in mammals. All parts of the plant are poisonous: … Continue reading Poison Hemlock – Already Growing!

Spring’s Pesky Invaders (But you can eat them!)

From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson. Ron Wilson Plants of the Week – Springs Pesky Invaders Mar 19, 2020 Spring has sprung and so have these pesky invaders.So I felt we needed to make sure we hit these cute little ‘weeds’ we’re seeing growing like ‘weeds’ right now; namely Chickweed, Purple Dead Nettle, Henbit, and Hairy Bittercress (although several others may be starting to show … Continue reading Spring’s Pesky Invaders (But you can eat them!)

Celebrate St. Joseph with Simple Pasta and Almond Cookies

During these very trying times, life still goes on. And today Matt Swaim and I chatted about the Feast of St Joseph and why it’s significant, especially during these times when many of us are quarantined at home. (BTW the Sonrise Morning Show and Sacred Heart Radio is holding their pledge drive.) In Italy, the feast of St. Joseph is in March and is usually … Continue reading Celebrate St. Joseph with Simple Pasta and Almond Cookies

Add Wild Edibles to your Supper Salad

 Salad with wild edibles. See the watercress growing behind the salad?  A reader asked me how I get inspired to write about food every week. Well, here’s the answer. I find inspiration in the simplest of things. Like recently, when I taught interactive classes with children attending the Kids Kuisine event at Anderson Pavilion on the waterfront in Cincinnati.  Headed by Cincinnati Magazine, this fun event … Continue reading Add Wild Edibles to your Supper Salad

DIY Soft Buttery Pretzels and Cheese Beer Dip

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show, Matt Swaimand I chatted, as we do every week about Bible foods & herbs. Today the topic was pretzels and also beer. Here’s the ancient history of these foods eaten during Lent in olden times, plus some super recipes. PRETZELS: The pretzel has a deep spiritual meaning for Lent. In fact, it was the ancient Christian Lenten bread as far … Continue reading DIY Soft Buttery Pretzels and Cheese Beer Dip

Peasant Brown Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve been intrigued by the recipes that have come my way for Irish brown bread leavened with baking soda. I’m thinking those recipes are surfacing because St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner.  But here’s the deal. I’m not talking about the moist, buttery and fruit studded soda bread I’ve shared in the past. You can find that here on my site. (And yes, it’s … Continue reading Peasant Brown Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day