3 Favorite Holiday Appetizers

Today when chatting with Matt Swaim, Sacred Heart Radio, Sonrise Morning Show the conversation turned to holiday entertaining, and how folks in Bible times entertained. Well, as guests arrived they washed their hands right at the table. Sometimes they carried their own towels; sometimes the host provided them. Guests may have sat on the floor on cushions, mats or rugs, or at low tables with … Continue reading 3 Favorite Holiday Appetizers

Witch’s Fingers and Lychee Eyeballs Halloween

How fun! Readers and listeners share recipes perfect for a night of trick or treating and partying. Here’s 2 family faves: WITCH FINGER COOKIESThe nice thing about this recipe is that it can be made from scratch, as well as from a refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Fun to eat. Even more fun is to have a bowl of sieved  strawberry or raspberry jam. Place in … Continue reading Witch’s Fingers and Lychee Eyeballs Halloween

Can Wooly Worms Predict The Weather?

From friend and colleague, Joe Boggs of OSU Extension Oct 27, 2021 Bristly “woolly bear” caterpillars commence their annual crawl-abouts in search of sheltered winter quarters in the fall. You may see noticeable numbers crossing roads with some unfortunates becoming laminated onto tires. Their crawl-abouts may start as early as late September and continue until early November in Ohio. It depends on the weather. Woolly bears (woolly worms … Continue reading Can Wooly Worms Predict The Weather?

Food Processor Yeast Bread: Easy to Make

I was going through my bread files (yes, I still have recipes typed on paper)  trying to decide which ones I no longer use. Space is a premium in my office.   Well, guess what I ran across in that file? A recipe I had been meaning to try for a long time but had forgotten about. It’s yeast bread made in a food processor. … Continue reading Food Processor Yeast Bread: Easy to Make

Ohio River Artisans Arts & Crafts 2021!

We are having our annual arts & craft show at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1800 State Route 125, Amelia, OH across from Walmart. For the safety of everyone, we are strongly recommending that everyone wear a mask at this event  Please tell your friends & we hope to see you there.  There will be many  new items, all handmade in the USA!!  They make … Continue reading Ohio River Artisans Arts & Crafts 2021!

Sausage, Squash and Red Onions (and a side of Farro)

Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. I was reminded of that yesterday evening, when I was simmering elderberries with aromatics for elderberry syrup, a soothing medicinal. The elderberries had to infuse slowly, and that required tending.   So what to fix for dinner? I had spicy Italian sausages in the refrigerator and butternut squash from the garden. And plump red onions in the basement … Continue reading Sausage, Squash and Red Onions (and a side of Farro)

Food Processor Yeast Bread: Easy to Make I was going through my bread files (yes, I still have recipes typed on paper)  trying to decide which ones I no longer use. Space is a premium in my office.   Well, guess what I ran across in that file? A recipe I had been meaning to try for a long time but had forgotten about. It’s … Continue reading

Super Seeds and Nuts Granola

This year our pumpkin and gourd harvest was not as prolific as we’ve hoped. I’ve mentioned before about the family of deer who come to our garden to enjoy a vegetarian supper each evening.  Along with squash blossoms, flowers on the pumpkins and gourds apparently were treats, too, since a good amount of them got munched off.  The pumpkins are a lot smaller than usual, … Continue reading Super Seeds and Nuts Granola

Bladdernut Slug Sawfly – Buggy Joe Boggs

From colleague Joe Boggs, OSU Extension. Sep 10, 2021 I’ve been posting BYGL Alerts about the Scarlet Oak Sawfly (Caliroa quercuscoccineae(Dyar)) for years. Despite this sawfly’s common name, the larvae may be found feeding on a wide range of oaks belonging to both the white and red oak groups. This native sawfly has a reputation for producing occasional outbreaks causing heavy defoliation of trees in Ohio … Continue reading Bladdernut Slug Sawfly – Buggy Joe Boggs

Annie’s Delish Lasagna Rollups

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show, Matt Swaim and I talked about wheat and how this staple grain was harvested and milled during Bible days. It was threshed, then ground on stone mills every day! The recipe I chose to share using wheat is my colleague and co-host of the morning Show, Annie Mitchell Egan’s recipe for her family’s version of lasagna. As Annie said … Continue reading Annie’s Delish Lasagna Rollups