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Posted on Jan 28, 2016 |

Food and Drink for Colds and Flu

Food and Drink for Colds and Flu

Three saints have particular importance during cold and flu season:  St. Blaise, St. Quentin, and Agrippina of Mineo. St. Blaise’s feast day is February third, so...

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Posted on Oct 8, 2015 |

Rita’s Recipe: Zuppa Toscana

Rita’s Recipe: Zuppa Toscana

About the Rosary   October is a special month for praying the daily rosary. The mysteries of the Rosary represent the complete cycle of life, growth, death and...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 |

Rita’s Recipe: Easy Artisan Bread

Rita’s Recipe: Easy Artisan Bread

HOW PEOPLE MADE A LIVING DURING BIBLE DAYS   The time from Abraham to the time of the early church spans a period of about two thousand years. The way people made a...

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Posted on Sep 18, 2015 |

Rita’s Recipe: Apple Fritters

Rita’s Recipe: Apple Fritters

  About apples We know about the debate for years about the “forbidden fruit” mentioned in Genesis, Chapter 3, where we learn about Eve tempting Adam with the...

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Posted on Sep 3, 2015 |

Potato Salad for Oktoberfest

Potato Salad for Oktoberfest

About Vinegar I was thinking the other day just how much we use vinegar. Both cider and clear are used on a weekly basis at our house, not just for food but for...

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Posted on Aug 20, 2015 |

Rita’s Recipe: Herbal Dipping Oil

Rita’s Recipe: Herbal Dipping Oil

ROSEMARY DURING BIBLE TIMES Nearly everyone had a “garden of herbs” which included seasonal vegetables and fruits, flowers, medicinal and culinary herbs and other...

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Posted on Jul 30, 2015 |

Rita’s Recipe: Jamie’s Falafel

Rita’s Recipe: Jamie’s Falafel

  About chickpeas:   Chickpeas are not mentioned specifically in the Bible, but we know they were a staple in the cuisine of that era.   Cultivation of...

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Posted on Jul 9, 2015 |

Fresh Fig Appetizers with Goat Cheese

Fresh Fig Appetizers with Goat Cheese

About figs My friend Jacob Castle brought me a big bag of fresh figs from his Florida tree. I made some fig jam and also some wonderful appetizers. I’m sharing one of...

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Posted on May 21, 2015 |

Rita’s Recipe: Stuffed Burgers

Rita’s Recipe: Stuffed Burgers

I  love Memorial Day weekend. We start the day by attending outdoor Mass, weather permitting, at St. Philomena outside Batavia (OH). My mom and dad are buried in the...

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