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

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What A Day!

I remember having this much fun only once in my entire life. That was the day I had a root canal many years ago. Yep, today was worse. Do you have any idea how big a five gallon bucket is? I mean a five gallon bucket filled to overflowing with butter beans. No, not shelled!

It's a very good thing that I only use my thumbs for the space bar or I would not be typing this. Five gallon of butter beans will yield 8 quarts when finished. Bet you were dying to know that. These will be wonderful this winter in soups and stews or making Creole Lima Beans. Lima beans and butter beans are the same to me.

It was like I was into annoying myself today. After I finished the butter beans I had a few tomatoes left from the major tomato canning the day before so I decided to make another batch of Scotty's Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Soup for the winter. This stuff is to die for.

I'm not answering the phone at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow because it's always David with more vegetables. I'm taking a day off. Maybe I'll even have time to comment on some of my favorite blogs which I have neglected for so long.


  1. I am sure this is all a lot of work, but you will appreciate all this work in the winter!

  2. hey crazy canner...take a break! who are you feeding this winter? that is one of the reasons i cut down my peach tree. once the branches were touching the ground it would start calling to me. i would be lying in bed at night and hear...can meeee!!!! sometimes you just have to turn a deaf ear to those fruits and vegetables!!!


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