Tag Archives | coriander

Confessions in Cucumber Salad

coriander cucumber salad from the garden

Cultivating cucumbers this summer? Two of our three cucumber vines recently succumbed to the stress of our brutal heat, yet the third is thriving, a steady producer, surprising me every several days with a new fruit (vegetable!) revealed somewhere under the broad, sheltering leaves. Happily we are enjoying a constant supply of Cucumber Salad on […]

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Humble Umbels

umbels coriander flowers and seeds forming

Blooming coriander in my garden this week inspired me to add a letter to the A-to-Z Primer of Plants from God’s Word, U for umbellifers. These humble vegetables, herbs, and spices from the Umbelliferae family plod along without much fuss or fanfare while filling a garden-to-table life. Until they bloom, that is! Umbels flower spectacularly—in fireworks-like […]

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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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Bread of Heaven

coriander seed with bread

He fed them well with the bread of heaven. Psalm 105:40 NIV Continuing our Lenten bread adventure, let us take in the bread of heaven. This puzzling provision was deposited with the dew on the Sinai desert floor every day during the 40 years of wandering by the people of Israel. The name given to the mysterious, […]

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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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