Bubba Blue had it right when he explained in his charming southern drawl, “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea.” (Forrest Gump) I kinda agree, and then he goes on to explain 21 ways to cook these deep-sea morsels: baked, broiled or fried and adorned with lemon or coconut. I could be on a bit of a seafood kick! Continue reading
Happiness comes in very simple ways for me. In springtime – flowers, birds, bugs bopping about and my farmer’s market opening after what seems like a forever winter hiatus.
I can still remember the first time I had peel ‘n eat shrimp. We’d gone to some friends’ house back in the 80’s for dinner. There in the middle of the table was a giant bowl of pink shrimp just waiting to have their shells deftly removed, all while sucking the briny juice from the removed tail piece. We proceeded to dunk the sweet chunks into garlicky butter until the entire bowl had been devoured. Continue reading
The darling man that I live with loves to have breakfast for dinner – pancakes, eggs, even the occasional bowl of granola or grape-nuts. I love the fact that he’s easy about his eating habits. Continue reading
Some of my very best ideas spring from what’s left in the refrigerator at the end of the week; those blasted bits and pieces that aren’t enough for a meal, but I would feel guilty tossing. Continue reading
I’m sitting at the swimming pool with a couple of my grandkiddos. They’re bouncing and bobbing on noodles with a lot of other kids. It’s Spring Break, it’s loud, it’s humid and smells like the pool crew added more than enough chlorine to kill anything that might be floating in it. Continue reading
Top o’ the morning, friends! I know a very cliché way to start out a St. Paddy’s Day food blog, but that’s what I have today. And truth be told, I do have some Irish blood flowing through my veins and, everyone else is Irish for at least one day a year, right? Continue reading