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

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Kentucky Derby Day 137

There really is nothing like Derby Day in Kentucky. The television coverage starts about 8:30 a.m. and runs until after the derby, about 6:30 p.m. The hats are beautiful and outrageous. Everyone parties all day, either in homes, clubs, restaurants or at Churchill Downs. Did I mention this party thing has been going on for two weeks.

This derby day will be pretty special for me. I have been ask to do a telephone interview for the KSRO Good Food Hour in northern California. Of course it's about derby food. Steve Garner and Chef John Ash have been doing this show for 25 years.

I'm sorry to say I don't know that much about Steve, except he was raised in Kentucky and has been in the communications field in California for years. He seems to be a great all around guy.

I am a huge fan of Chef John Ash's cook book From the Earth to the Table. John is a chef, cookbook author, cooking teacher, and food writer and is on the faculty of the Professional Wine Studies Program at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. He has written for Bon Appetit and Fine Cooking magazine. John was also on the Food Network for two years. I'm sure I have left lots of things out.

Do you think I might be just a little excited to have been ask to do this! It is my understanding that if you want to see me make a fool of myself you can go to and hear this live. This should happen today, May 7, 2011, about 2:15 p.m. EST, 11:15 a.m. Pacific. Anything in between you will have to figure out for yourself.

I am so excited that I got a haircut today. You know you have to look your best for a telephone interview. Wish me luck! I'm so happy no one else could do the show.


  1. Congratulations,,, you must be so proud,, I'm still smiling about the haircut comment,, but a new doo always gives us confidence, I think.I love reading about the foods at Derbie parties.You sure know how to party,,, I'll wish you luck but you don't need it.Everyone will love you,,

  2. i sure hope i can listen to this! have you broken out in floppy sweats yet? you will be great. happy derby day!

  3. Well my dear, just have a julep ready and waiting for after the interview!

  4. I'm so excited for you! Make sure they mention (or you mention) your blog!

    Do you have a special hat for the occasion?

  5. I do have a derby hat. Black wide brim with a huge aqua flower, black jeans and aqua sweatshirt, no shoes. I had nothing that matched.

  6. I've made a test run and I'm ready to listen! I hope you will post a picture of the new haircut, too. It goes without saying that I am wishing you good luck.


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