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, June 18, 2010

Feel Good Friday

Do you think I'm excited to get this week started, it's Sunday evening and I've already started Feel Good Friday. The reason being it is fresh veggie and berry time now.

I have chopped and frozen almost enough cabbage to get me through the winter, fresh peas have been shelled and frozen, mustard greens and kale, blanched and frozen. This takes a little planning because my veggies are never refrigerated from the time they are harvested until they hit the freezer. That only gives me about a 4 hour window. My friend David at my favorite produce stand calls early in the morning to tell me what will be harvested that day and I plan accordingly. Yep, my whole life revolves around David in the summer and fall. Don't worry his wife doesn't mind. There are also a few green beans ready for canning.

Like I don't have enough to do, Jaz at Octoberfarm posts a recipe for the most beautiful blueberry pie that I have ever seen and I have to make something for Bible study this week, so off to my favorite orchard I go tomorrow. More on the orchard later.

Maybe I should take a little break here I'm starting to sound a little manic.

Okay, now it's Thursday the magic day to finish my "Feel Good Friday". Blueberries and raspberries are in the freezer and the blueberry pie made and consumed to rave reviews.

I had other things to write about but this is way more important and has actually made me feel the best of anything all week.

My niece Angie at Ballard Boys and I have always talked about our "dream jobs, both include living on the beach and she would work in a small book store and I would have a little cafe and neither of us would work full time. This is wonderful , please take the time to read it, this could be your dream job also. We could all live on the same beach and have little stores next to each other. How much fun would that be!


  1. Fresh fruits and veggies one of my favorite parts of summer. It sounds like you have come up with the perfect dream job.

  2. I can't wait to read that, because I KNOW my dream job is living on the beach. :-)
    In fact, it's in my Feel Good Friday post today.


    All the fresh fruits and veggie talk is making my mouth water. Yum!

    Happy Friday!

  3. great news about the pie. people sure love homemade pies! the curry is excellent! it's a good recipe to try!

  4. Living on the beach would be awesome! I have always wanted to have a place in North Myrtle Beach!!

  5. My parents had a dream similar to that. He would run a music sore coffee shop and she would run a mystery bookstore! I would work at both and meet cute boys!

    Dreams are fun!

    I love the manic tone!!! It is exciting and I love to see people ahppy and excited!


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