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Spreading Cancer Awareness and remembering Beverile
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      8 comments

Today is the anniversary of my sister's death due to Cervical Cancer. I don't need a date to remember her by, she is always with me. Six years later, I still grab my cell phone sometimes before I remember that I can't call her anymore. Beverile... Read more
Name that Melon
Sunday, October 02, 2011      13 comments

I bought this melon at the farmer's market yesterday... the farmer pronounced it "Cra-shaw" so I thought he meant Crenshaw or Cranshaw. He said his daughter peels and boils it, then makes pies out of similar to a pumpkin pie. (texture-wise). We... Read more
Urban Physic Garden
Sunday, September 18, 2011      10 comments

My sister sent me this information and i just had to share. From the article: "This summer the Urban Physic Garden blooms on a slice of neglected London land – the work of a collective of designers, urban growers and, over 150 volunteers! ... Read more
K-9 Heroes of September 11
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      9 comments

THESE OLD WONDERFUL FACES SAY IT ALL......... These are the dogs that worked the Trade Center that are still alive but retired, they are heroes too!!! Their eyes say everything you need to know about them. Just amazing creatures! True hero... Read more
Remembering 9/11/01
Sunday, September 11, 2011      9 comments

It is a solemn morning here as I focus on the tragedy that was September 11, 2001. I remember being in south Alabama at a chemical plant where I ran the foodservice for about 1200 folks. I had a huge staff, my son, Brian had just gone off for AI... Read more
She said Shiso
Monday, August 22, 2011      9 comments

I found a cool herb on a website and ordered the seeds. Had no idea what to expect, but figured what the heck! Shiso aka Parilla, has been used in Asian cooking for years. In the states, we would typically see it in a sushi bar, but not know th... Read more
Life is too short for bad food
Thursday, August 11, 2011      14 comments

We have a local Lunch and Learn series that I wanted to attend today. As my friend was going to be there and had done a grand favor for me last week, I told her I’d bring lunch. My menu needed to be portable and easily eaten. It would set for ... Read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      9 comments

I have a prayer request. A lady I've known forever. She's very sick. On top of that, she's being abused by those she's given everything for. Untruths about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Breaks my heart. Seems there's not... Read more
How I feel... by Maxine
Sunday, August 07, 2011      9 comments

I am afraid of where my country is headed. I vote we boot out all the politicos and replace them with folks who aren't afraid of hard work and searching for reasonable op... Read more
Tomatillo Salsa aka Salsa Verde
Sunday, July 31, 2011      11 comments

I grew tomatillos for the first time this year. They are overshadowing my eggplants (in foreground) and are now over six feet tall. Abundant is a gross understatement! The ... Read more
Day on the water
Friday, July 29, 2011      14 comments

The Man tied up the boat last night to a neighbor's dock so we could get an early morning start on the water. Heat indexes were projected at 105 to 108 today. We rolled out of bed at 6am and was on the boat headed out by 7am. The early sky... ... Read more
Dehydrating Excitement!
Thursday, July 28, 2011      13 comments

Okay, so maybe everyone doesn't get as excited as I do over a dehydrator, but hey! I'm preserving the goodness of the garden for this winter! I researched dehydrators and decided on a stainless steel 10 tray model from Weston. ... Read more
I need some advice
Saturday, July 23, 2011      15 comments

Okay, here's where I am. I have put back on four pounds, despite working my assets off at work. Walking, bending stooping, lifting, etc. don't matter if you don't continuously repeat. I am not a good repeater. I garden vigorously, but not enough... Read more
Today's Game: Guess how many points I'll get today!
Monday, July 11, 2011      10 comments

I have been working through my lists everyday, counting down the days till I leave town for a week. fyi - this is a working/family trip. Youth conference for four days, family for four days. Today is the last day to get things accomplished, so a... Read more
Yields from the Garden
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      13 comments

Was cruising on FB and saw that Karina aka Gluten Free Goddess has posted a new recipe that was calling my name! I am not GF, but sometimes I have to provide GF meals for friends, family or clients. This will be on the menu tonight since I pull... Read more

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