Pistachios, Pomegranates, and White Chocolate Bark
Genesis 43:11 ”Load your donkeys with the best products of the land. Take them to the man as gifts –... Read More
Lemons, Oranges… and Cranberries
Lemons were known to the Jerusalem Jews. Josephus, a historian in ancient Jerusalem, supposedly pelted an errant high priest with... Read More
During Bible times, ginger was used both medicinally – it is a good spice to help settle the tummy and motion sickness – and to flavor foods. It would have been... Read More
A type of beer was made and drank 4000 years before Christ was born.
Scholars think that the lack of a lot of mentions of beer in the Bible is due to problem with... Read More
There’s been a debate for years about the “forbidden fruit” in Genesis, Chapter 3, where we learn about Eve tempting Adam with the only fruit they were not... Read More
Proverbs 30:33: “As the churning of cream yields butter, and a blow to the nose causes bleeding, so anger causes quarrels.”
Milk had to be processed to... Read More
Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.”
The artichoke is a member of the thistle... Read More
Some of our common and trendy grains have roots in Bible times.
It’s not clear exactly how rice came to be grown in the Middle East, but we do know In the... Read More
Vinegar is mentioned several times in both the Old and New Testaments. In John 19:29, the Roman soldiers offered a vinegar-soaked sponge to Jesus when He was on the... Read More
Putting the Bible Herb and Vegetable Garden to Bed, and a Recipe
God said, “I have given you every plant with seeds on the face of the earth and every tree that... Read More
Chickpeas are not mentioned specifically in the Bible, but we know they were a staple in the cuisine of that era.
Cultivation of the chickpea began so long ago that its... Read More
Twelve oils mentioned in the Bible were as valuable as, or even moreso, than gold and silver. I’ll tell you about some here. During Bible times, essential oils... Read More
John 15:5 - I am the vine, you are the branches – he that abides in me and I in him, brings much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.
Grapes are mentioned... Read More
Mint: a Tithing Herb
Matthew 23:23 “Woe upon you, Pharisees – you tithe down to the last mint in your garden but ignore justice, mercy and faith. Yes, you should... Read More
Though cabbage is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, like so many of our heirloom vegetables, it does have an ancient history. It is difficult to trace the... Read More
When I taught CCD to the little ones at my church, Holy Trinity, we used crafts and snacks to bring the Bible alive for the children. And with school starting, these... Read More
Little-Known Herbs of the Bible and How to Use Them
LOVAGE was a common herb used as a flavoring for alcoholic beverages. The monks also used it both medicinally... Read More
Many of today’s most trendy beauty products stem from oils, fruits and nuts grown and used during Bible days. I always equate beauty with good health, and people of... Read More
City life vs rural life during Bible times
During Bible times, Most people lived in homes built within a walled city to provide protection from enemies.
Most were made... Read More
Many herbs mentioned in the Bible or grown during Bible days produce flowers that pollinating insects and birds love. By planting these herbs, you’ll help our bee... Read More
God’s Pharmacy: The Doctrine of Signatures
The Doctrine of Signatures means that if the shape of a plant or food looks like or corresponds to something on the body... Read More
Beans are mentioned in the Bible, and scholars believe peas were included, as well, since they are part of the pulse/legume family and were eaten during Bible... Read More
A Bible Garden for Children
Mark 4:3-20 This is the parable about a farmer who went to sow seed of grain. Some fell along the path and the birds came and ate it. Some... Read More
Cilantro and Coriander
Cilantro is mentioned several places in the Old Testament:
Exodus 16:31 ….”And the food became known as manna – meaning “What is it? It... Read More