Archive | Garden Recipes

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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Pistachio Bread

Pistachio Bread ring

Sometimes we don’t find Bible plants. They find us! Their discovery is a reunion in our souls, an infusion of giddiness connecting us at once to God, His story, and His love—sweet delights and remembrances that parade right past intellect to the gentle place of knowing, soon resting in the quiet confidence of trusting. Best […]

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A Most, Best Christmas Gift

'Ruby Streaks' mustard growing in a Texas garden

O dear, this glorious season of wonder has once again drawn me into too much to-do! Somewhere between the most wonderful time of the year and glory in the highest is an exaggeration of what I can possibly accomplish. However, as the angel commands, Fear not! This is the promised land of hyperbole, designed to […]

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A Bearing Fruit Breakfast

granola made with Bible ingredients

For those of you who have been reading NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible since springtime, you must be nearly to the essays on Bearing Fruit. One of the strongest garden metaphors in God’s Word, fruit bearing is pictured wonderfully in the horticultural details of pomegranates and pistachios. Enjoy a breakfast recipe celebrating both fruits, and more of […]

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Leeks, Onions and Garlic Start a Soup Recipe

A still life of leeks, onions and garlic before being diced and chopped for Wandering the Sinai Soup

Leeks, onions and garlic—any sautéed combination of these three is sure to start a soup recipe! October ushers in crisp evenings, calling for simmering pots and cozy mugs full of steaming soups. Grocery stores and farmer’s markets have ample supply of these Allium ingredients, yet growing your own yields a dimension of flavor you will […]

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Savory Seeds

Nigella sativa flower and seed pod

The Garden in Delight Plant Guide has two new beloved Middle Eastern spices, savory seeds fruiting from nigella and cumin flowers, unique plants you can grow in your garden. God’s Word cites these two crops in Isaiah 28, noting the details of sowing and harvesting these blossoming annuals after grains were taken up in spring. […]

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Hyssop Flower & Honey Ice Cream

honey ice cream recipe

After last’s week reprieve, summer’s heat is in full force, buzzing the 100 degree mark for many of us. What are the best ways to cool off in the garden? How about herb-infused, homemade ice cream! After all, we all scream for ice cream, and herbs enthrall us with their captivating scents,  crying out to […]

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There’s Corn in Egypt Salad

summer garden produce makes There's Corn in Egypt Salad

Summer is in full glory this week in my garden…which is an understated way of saying, “I’m hot.” Temperatures teetering at the 100 degree mark make me weary. Whiney. Wailing for easier times, remembering only their plenty, not their want. If you are a Bible gardener, you will quickly connect my attitude with the Israelites, those wandering souls […]

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