Lent begins Wednesday, February 10 this year. It’s a meaningful time to reflect on the symbolism of foods eaten during Lent, like hot cross buns, pretzels and beer... Read More
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... Read More
In many cases, foods eaten during Biblical times were much healthier, as they were organically grown and never eaten to excess. Beets were one of the popular... Read More
Honey is mentioned over 50 times in the Bible – remember ” a land flowing with milk and honey …” in Exodus. (Exodus 3:8). Christ’s... Read More
About the Magi
The passage in Matthew 2:11 says that the magi came to “His house,” which leads us to believe that they came after the birth and when Mary and... Read More
How about a dessert for Thanksgiving that can be done ahead and uses lots of ingredients with their roots in the Bible? Well, here you go!
Pumpkin is a popular pie... Read More
Many of the herbs and spices we use in our traditional Thanksgiving dinner have their roots in Bible days. When you cook with these herbs &... Read More
“Hallows” means saints and we as Catholics see Halloween not only as a secular party day, but more importantly as the evening before All Saints Day, a day where Mass... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
As I’ve mentioned many times before, leeks are mentioned in the Book of Numbers and were an important vegetable (yes, they were eaten as vegetables and... Read More
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... Read More
Pork has become a staple on many tables, including ours. We enjoy it in a pork roast with noodles, pulled pork, pork chops and even in jam.... Read More
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... Read More
ROSEMARY DURING BIBLE TIMES
Nearly everyone had a “garden of herbs” which included seasonal vegetables and fruits, flowers, medicinal and culinary herbs and other... 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... Read More
About bramble berries
Luke 6:44-45 – For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit….f or figs are not gathered from... Read More
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... Read More
I love the story about Josephus, a historian in ancient Jerusalem, who supposedly threw lemons at a high priest who was not following rules. Lemons are... Read More
We are all familiar with mint being a tithing herb in Matthew 23:23, and even today, this popular herb has become mainstream due to its health benefits, not... Read More
Father’s Day is a time to honor all fathers, both biological and otherwise. There are some Bible herbs and foods that have significance especially for Dads.
Hyssop... Read More
After listening to my segment on Vacation Bible School, a Son Rise Morning Show listener wanted a list of appropriate veggies/herbs to grow in containers for a... Read More
Vacation Bible school and camps are popular with kids, especially in primary grades. It’s always fun to make snacks that correlate to the story that is told. Here... Read More
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... Read More