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Apple Pickin’ Time

As August winds down and brings us the dog days of summer, my mind turns to the prospect of apples from the Happy Apple Farm here in Colorado (http://www.happyapplefarm.com/), and my memories of apple harvesting in Mississippi. I was always excited when I got to be the one to climb Aunt Evelyn’s old apple tree […]

Cream Corn

Recently, I used a recipe that called for cream corn. Of course, since I’m so far away from my mama, I had to buy it at the grocery store in a can. Cream corn in a can will never hold a candle to cream corn that’s been put up out of the garden. I remember […]

Passalong Plants and My Sister’s Southern Garden

One of the many things I learned from my mama is the pleasure of flower gardening. I always said Mama could plant anything in the ground and it would grow. I think she still prefers the “passalong plant” to the nursery-bred purchased plant. If you enjoy passalong plants and Southern gardening, be sure and take a […]

Fried Okra

Okra is a much loved vegetable unique to the hot and humid climate of the South. Okra plants can grow very tall and when one is confronted with a towering row of them, the task of picking okra is daunting. The reason for this is that the fuzz on okra plants causes a sting to […]

Dirt Between My Toes

My sense of place is based on a cellular attachment to dirt and growing things. Maybe when I was a little bitty baby mama laid me on a quilt out in the garden while she hoed weeds; I’m not sure. Come to think of it, I’ll have to ask her. Nevertheless, in my earliest memories […]