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Posted on Mar 10, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

Rita’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

Don’t you love all the legends and lore surrounding St. Patrick?  I especially love his analogy about the 3-leafed clover and the Trinity: Patrick demonstrated...

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Posted on Feb 25, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

Rita’s Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

About capers   Capers are mentioned in Ecclesiastes 12:5. “When one is afraid of heights, and terrors are in the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper...

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Posted on Feb 4, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: A Dip for Lent

Rita’s Recipe: A Dip for Lent

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...

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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 it’s...

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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...

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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 only...

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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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