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Posted on Jun 9, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Easy Hummus

Rita’s Recipe: Easy Hummus

The expression “Open Sesame” has its roots in Bible days! In the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the magic words “Open Sesame” refer to the fact that when...

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Posted on May 19, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Granola

Rita’s Recipe: Granola

About grapes I’ve written before about the seven species of food mentioned inDeuteronomy 8:7-9. “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of...

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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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