Monday, October 10, 2016

Big White Lima Beans

1 16 oz pkg large white lima beans
1 medium onion, quartered or whole
1 or 2 smoked turkey wings
2  or 3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
salt to taste
black pepper

Rinse beans, place in dutch oven/similar size pot that is about 1/2 full of water…peel onion, place in pot…you can cut it up if desired, my boys won’t eat it if it has pieces of onion, so I leave it whole and it just gives the oniony flavor…salt, and pepper….          Place turkey wings on top. Let come to boil on medium heat, lower to barely simmer, cover, let cook for 2 hours….taste test to see when beans are tender and ready…and the “gravy” has thickened a bit.

Serve beans over rice with cornbread on the side, and sweet iced tea.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Collards Greens & Turkey Wings w/Rutabagas

Add abt. 2 qts water, cleaned chopped greens, smoked turkey wings and diced rutabagas to dutch oven, season with salt, add a Tablespoon butter or oil, bring to boil, turn down and let it simmer to desired tenderness. Serving Suggestions: Serve w/cornbread and sweet iced tea.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"It is more important to live the life one wishes to live, and to go down with it if necessary, quite contentedly, than to live more profitably but less happily. " Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Thursday, April 10, 2014


I didn't know my new computer didn't have a slot for my camera card!! So I've been trying to figure out how to use Pinterest, Polyvore (the best, if you can find the pics you need) and other places on the web for finding pics, and posting them. There use to be a button you could download to your toolbar to "Blog this" you could blog a picture and article, or whatever from any webpage to blogger....Anybody know more about this?? :(

A Charming Cafe

Grilled Cheese Panini on Pretzel Bread

Grilled Cheese Panini on Pretzel Bread

Grilled Cheese Panini on Pretzel Bread (clipped to

I looked this up on Pinterest, but oouldn't find this particular recipe, you can tell from looking at it that it isn't Panini bread...but doesn't it look sooo good?! The person who invented grilled cheese was a culinary genius!!! It has to be one of my favorite things to eat, anytime of the day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Link Hopping to Find the Perfect Blueberry Tart/Pie
Oh the wonders of link hopping...

While looking for a recipe for blueberries, I found this gorgeous website, above! I ♥ it!
That tart looked gorgeous, as well. Following the link for the recipe, Aww, disappointed... I was out of yogurt. Which sent me looking for a substitute...

OK, kick in early morning thinking, with the brain on very little coffee helping it along...Risotta!!! So I searched......But all the pictures I found were not very appealing. 
So, I came up with the idea of a custard tart...Bingo! Well, almost...It was a pie, but it definitely looked like what I was looking for!
Yet another gem of a website!!! It looked exactly as I had envisioned...While I have a tried and true custard recipe, I wanted one that was a bit firmer for the tart/pie---and this looked like a winner! recipe, only another link to the original.

Martha Stewart
At last...ahhhh!

But wait!!!

Look what else I found!!!

This: Flatbreads with Winter Squash, Cremini, and Camembert

And this:  Tuscan Squash Pie

Oooo, ahhhh!

And curiosity got the best of me, when I kept seeing "CSA" on this website....Hmmm! Soooo, I searched and found THIS

Wow, now I'm really rolling....I had been searching for something about starting something like a Farmer's "Co-op" for a long time! No, not a new idea...It's one that's been around forever. But what use to be a simple way/place to buy or trade eggs, fruits, vegetables, etc. has become a modern day craft-artisan set-up. And usually big $$$...I wanted something simple, affordable, old-timey...and this looks like it could be that. May be another one of my dead-end dreams...I'm only one person!!! And it looks like it might take a lot of hands-on help to do something like this, not to mention a little moolah, and some elbow grease! But I'm going to keep investigating and see what I can come up with! 

See what treasures you can find, link hopping!!! Love it! ♥