Ezekiel 4:9 Breads and Cereals

Perhaps one of the coolest things in the Bible is when God comes down to “our level” per say… like the case of Ezekiel 4:9… when God gives Ezekiel a recipe for bread. Kind of makes you wonder why anyone would ever need to improve on the recipe when it came from the mind of […]

Ongoing Butter or Margarine Battle

This is a picture of my daughter when she was five. We made butter during our study on medieval days and had a feast in our garage in costume. The butter that day was super… and everyone had a hand in shaking the jar to make it. We just put a marble in the jar […]

Making Your Own Yogurt

If you like Mid-Eastern and Lebanese dishes, you’ll probably need to have plain yogurt on hand to make them. Indian dishes go smashingly with yogurt, and there are numerous yogurt drinks that are popular as well. This link was passed to me by a fellow homeschooling mom. Check it out and let me know how […]

H 2 O

I happened to pop in on Linda Carlton’s blog and saw her post on the benefits of drinking enough water. I felt that it was really great info to add to my food / health / home-tips blog here at Gathering Manna, so I have copied some of her post here (highlighting and emphasis mine): […]

HEALTHWISE – Butter or Margarine

Butter vs. Margarine Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with […]

Jessie’s 4 O’Clock School-Day Goulash

My grandma had this on the table many a day when my mom and her three sisters got off the school bus and ran inside (hence the name in the title above). Goulash is such a wierd name, but that’s what my family has always called this dish. It is a really wonderful dish, so […]

Recipe for Disaster


I have hunkered down and decided to get through this entire week without a trip to the grocery store. I might have to give in and go get some milk and meat tomorrow, but we are making our way through the shelves of canned food and soups… one by one. I am bound and determined […]