Archive | Garden Recipes

A Lenten Look at Trees: Palm

fruits from date palm trees

A Lenten Look at Trees features seven tree species, a sweeping journey from the Garden of Eden to palm’s Sunday prominence, preparing our hearts for the day Jesus hung on a tree. Some trees along the way may be well-suited for your garden; others may be more suitable for the table, their fruits found easily […]

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Garden Broth

garden broth-copper soup pot in the garden

Welcome back to the Garden in Delight blog! Click here for the official Groundhog’s Report! This time of year, with chilling temperatures steeped in spring’s arrival, gardeners are eager to get back to gardening, dreaming of the days abundant harvests fill the dinner table. In the meantime, with a ways to go before seeds sprout and produce matures for […]

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The Great Apple-Apricot Debate

apples and apricot jelly highlight Scripture's fruit debate

Admittedly only Biblical botanical plant geeks debate such things as whether “apples” in Scripture were actually apricots?! Perhaps it was the hint in Proverbs— Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. Proverbs 25:11 NIV —the nuance of amberish, glowy color that caused scholars to suspect the true fruit species […]

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Fresh Kale & Date Salad

kale date salad stands up to summer heat

Need a salad that stands up to the summer heat, packed with summer sweetness and the taste-and-see goodness of God’s Word? Try the following Fresh Kale & Date Salad recipe, a variation on traditional coleslaw. The leaves listed in the ingredients can be grown in the home garden, found at the farmer’s market, or grocery […]

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Roasted Leeks & Crucifers Recipe

china bowl of cruciferous vegetables

Garden (or Grocery) to Table Somehow spring greens and crisp, sunny days wake us up to fresh eating and a connection to the warming earth, hopefully whisking away whines and loathings as well! The riffraff among the people had a craving and soon they had the People of Israel whining, “Why can’t we have meat? […]

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Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

pumpkin dandelion greens lasagna garden in delight

We can’t let the season pass without a pumpkin recipe! Pumpkin has made a dazzling display this year, debuting in everything from beer to doughnuts. One recipe recently caught my eye, Pumpkin-and-Turnip Green Lasagna, from Southern Living Magazine, October 2015. Lasagna? Now pumpkin seems to be truly found in every place! With a few tweaks to […]

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Celebrate the Harvest with Barley Biscotti

barley biscotti and pomegranate leaves

As autumn settles in, the delights of the harvest are ours to celebrate. The pell-mell pandemonium and near panic of watering, weeding, and watching over plants for pests and fertilizing needs all summer are put to rest. Harvest fruits are frozen for future use or captured deliciously in salads, sauces, soups, pies, and preserves. Of […]

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Date Palm Delights

date shake dessert with date fruits

When sweltering here in too-hot-Texas, I look up for heavenly help to flourish amidst demanding conditions. What might I spy, eyes toward the skies? The fanciful crown of the date palm tree, fronds soaring atop a straight, tall trunk. The righteous will flourish like a palm tree Psalm 92:12 NIV Most palms are found in tropical […]

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A Recipe for Lentil Summer Salad

Lentil Summer Salad with chard leaf

Lentils speak of stew. Their strong flavor and hearty texture seem to beckon a warm, allium-blessed broth. This image is captured in God’s Word, a steaming pot of lentils grabbing Esau’s appetite: Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished…Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil […]

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An Easter Feast with Barley Bread

3 barley loaves and hyssop sprigs

Our Lenten bread adventure simply must end with barley, for this humble grain stands witness in God’s Word to all we celebrate this weekend. The time of barley harvest was the background of the Israelites’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt (Exodus 9:31), the epic story celebrated as the Passover meal. In turn, Passover is the […]

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