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Panko Crunchy Shrimp

Last week was a blur. Seems we had somewhere to go everyday  . . . doctors, vet, grocery shopping, early voting, post office, car registration/inspection and couple of other places I can’t remember.  By the end of the week, I was pretty much pooped.  But, my batteries are re-charged and I’m ready for whatever. We […]

BBQ Brisket Recipe

Spent all day Saturday smoking four briskets and eight links of boudin. If you’ve not heard of boudin, it’s best described as ‘Cajun sausage’. I’ve been told there are different varieties – some made with blood, no thank you.  The one we like is made of pork and rice blended with seasonings. Smoke it just […]

Thumping Good! How to Pick a Watermelon

Guess we’re not the only ones enjoying the warmer weather . . . when David went on the deck earlier this week, there was a huge snake curled up next to the pond. From David’s description, it’s my opinion that the snake is the same one – or at least, same kind – that I […]

Perfect Boiled Eggs, Homemade Foaming Soap & Plums

You’ve heard the old expression, “when it rains, it pours”.   Guess this is true for fruit trees as well. Seems everything gets ripe all at once.  And, since this ‘city girl’ never learned how to can OR make preserves, and never will  (can you say botulism?) – we end up either having to eat a lot, […]

When is a Tomato Like a Frog?

Did you know…. that stepping on a small grape tomato feels just like stepping on a small frog?   You may wonder how I can make this statement with such confidence – obviously only from experience. Earlier this summer we were coming in from watching the stars on the deck  (it was quite dark) and much to my […]