A purple thumb

A while back, months really, my Mister built me a compost bin. I was diligent about saving kitchen scraps to feed the pile. The problem came in that in Florida, any fresh produce, even peels and the other bits you cut off the parts you want to eat will draw fruit flies… in a matter […]

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100 Word Challenge: Delicacy

Earlier this week, some friends and I were being nostalgic about food we ate, and loved, as kids, but as adults we know how weird it really was. Who remembers Green Stuff, that ubiquitous family potluck dish Great Aunt Millie’s would always bring? That stuff made of lime jello, crushed pineapple, pecans, cottage cheese and […]

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Recipes needed

Thanksgiving is done. I ate too much and have leftovers that could last until Christmas. The Day After Thanksgiving, traditionally I make gumbo with whatever turkey didn’t get eaten. The last couple of years I have had epic fails. I burnt the roux last year and threw in the towel. I need some new recipes […]

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100 Word Challenge: Hungry

I enjoying cooking for my family, but don’t always make a full dinner. What with the menfolk having such diverse work schedules, many nights there isn’t a full contingency for a meal. When they are both home, I try to prepare something homemade. Whenever I try a new recipe, I always ask later if it’s good […]

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