My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, April 2, 2010

Let Me Grow Lovely - Feel Good Friday

I found this is an old book, everything I have is old, the other day and thought I needed to share this with my new friends at Feel Good Friday. They don't seem to mind if I write about whatever comes to mind, whether it is one of the topics for the week or not, as long as it makes me feel good. Thank you for that. This really did make me smile

Let Me Grow Lovely

Let me grow lovely, growing old-
So many fine things do:
Laces, and ivory, and gold,
And silks need not be new;
And there is healing in old trees,
Old streets a glamour hold;
Why may not I, as well as these,
Grow lovely, growing old?

Karle Wilson Baker

That made me smile, but let me tell you what made me happy. The comments that I received on the Easter recipes that I posted and the e-mails from friends asking for other recipes. This blogging thing is so much fun. I find a new blog every week that I just love. This week it was The Ivory Hut. I have her Quick Coconut Ice Cream posted on Beverly's Back Porch, or please visit hers. I really ate, or drank, a third of the mixture before it ever made it to the ice cream maker. Now that is happiness. This ice cream really will have you singing "Don't Worry Be Happy". Don't forget to add a little rum.

Have a beautiful Easter, see you next week.


  1. "Don't forget to add a little rum". This should be standard advice for any drink on a Friday
    This blogging thing is wonderful...the people inside my computer are awesome.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Yes, I agree blogging is fun, and that Coconut ice cream sounds delicious.

    Happy Feel Good Friday! :)

  3. From FGF, love the poem. I've often thought that roses and trees are beautiful when they are young and when they are old and dried up.
    Happy Easter.

  4. I am sorry I am so behind and didn't get here on Friday - I hurt my knee and have been resting it!

    I think that poem is simply lovely and I am so happy you shared it!!



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