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Posted on Sep 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Rita’s Recipe: Challah

Rita’s Recipe: Challah

Rosh Hashana Rosh Hashana  literally means “head of the year” in Hebrew. It’s the start of the Jewish New Year.  This year the two- day celebration...

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Posted on Sep 4, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Creamy Potato Salad

Rita’s Recipe: Creamy Potato Salad

Anise — or Dill? Some Bible Scholars believe the anise mentioned in the Bible was meant to be dill. Dill has an ancient, popular history. The Greeks and Romans...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Homemade Nutella

Rita’s Recipe: Homemade Nutella

Snacks with Homemade Nutella Butter: We’ve talked about butter as mentioned in Proverbs 30:33: “As the churning of cream yields butter, and a blow to the nose...

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Posted on Aug 15, 2014 |

Bean and Corn Salsa

Bean and Corn Salsa

Daily Diet of the Ancient Israelites Meals eaten by ancient Israelites from 1000 years BC to the time of the Romans fell into 2 categories: daily and festive meals....

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Posted on Jul 24, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Food to Tote, Part 1

Rita’s Recipe: Food to Tote, Part 1

Two recipes for food to bring to new parents, or someone who is ill Matthew 25:35,43 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me to...

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Posted on Jul 17, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: My Mother’s Tabouleh

Rita’s Recipe: My Mother’s Tabouleh

Parsley Parsley, although not mentioned in the Bible, has its roots in the Mediterranean, and was an abundant herb during Bible days. It was used at the Passover as a...

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Posted on Jul 10, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Washtub Pickles

Rita’s Recipe: Washtub Pickles

Cucumbers Isaiah 1:8 “And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.” Cucumbers were a...

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Posted on Jul 3, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Zucchini Rollups

Rita’s Recipe: Zucchini Rollups

Companion planting, and a refreshing hors d’oevres I’ve talked about companion planting before – many herbs that have their roots in Bible days are...

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Posted on Jun 26, 2014 | 1 comment

Fresh Homemade Berry Pie

Fresh Homemade Berry Pie

Berries and Brambles When you think of the Bible and the writings therein, you’ll notice that plants were often referred to and used as symbols. One of those...

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Posted on Jun 19, 2014 |

Fruit Compote with Mint Basil Syrup

Fruit Compote with Mint Basil Syrup

Caring for Your Bible Herbs During Growing Season By now, most of us will have planted our Bible garden herbs, either in pots or in the ground. (No, it’s not to late...

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Posted on Jun 5, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Two Radish Sandwiches

Rita’s Recipe: Two Radish Sandwiches

I grow many kinds of radishes, from the classic round to French Breakfast. Radishes have an ancient Biblical history. They were fed to slaves and generally eaten raw....

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Posted on May 15, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Quick Muesli

Rita’s Recipe: Quick Muesli

I’ve talked before about the seven species of food that symbolize the relationship of the Jewish people with the land of Israel and the special connection they have...

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Posted on May 1, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Tex-Mex Lasagna

Rita’s Recipe: Tex-Mex Lasagna

Coriander/Cilantro One of the most familiar passages in Exodus talks about coriander/cilantro: Exodus 16:31 …. “And the food became known as manna – meaning...

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Posted on Apr 10, 2014 |

Easter Ham and a Passover Treat

Easter Ham and a Passover Treat

About Passover, and a recipe for Easter Ham The foods eaten during the eight days of Passover are special and have significant meanings. Here’s a short history of...

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Posted on Apr 3, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Hot Cross Buns

Rita’s Recipe: Hot Cross Buns

About Yeast Matthew 13:33 – “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until the yeast permeated all the...

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Posted on Mar 27, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Steamed Mussels

Rita’s Recipe: Steamed Mussels

Mussels for Lent — or any time Luke’s Gospel mentions that Jesus ate fish. Seafood was an important staple in the Biblical diet. During Lent we try to eat...

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