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Happy Cooking and Holidays!!
A bouquet and a tribute for a very special lady.
When I saw this wonderful prompt on the new OSI list, the first person who came to mind was my grandmother aka Big Ma!
If you haven’t already read this tribute I hope you enjoy it for the first time. For those who might remember this story/post, I hope you enjoy the encore.
Re-reading it still brings back such fond memories. And tears to my eyes.
“I miss you Big Ma and I will always love you.”
Here’s my story about one of the most important people to have ever been in my life: Because of You
PS: If you are looking for some culinary inspiration this weekend, stop by Veggies… for a new recipe post.
I finally have more copies of my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians available for sale. Click on the Cookbook Sale icon at the top of the sidebar for full details.
Happy Cooking and thanks for your continued support.
It’s raining here in BC today, a welcome sight. It’s been so dry and dusty. I am catching up on several “loose ends” today. The to-do list is getting smaller! 😉
Hope you are having a great day, wherever you are.
It’s finally cooled down here in BC, with rain falling and temps. back to the moderate range. What bliss! I feel productive again LOL!
And what could be more productive than some time well spent in the kitchen. I’m hoping to have a cooking “marathon” in the next few days, before the summer heat returns.
I thought you might enjoy seeing 10 of my fav. food photos (from the ones I’ve personally taken) over the past few years.
Do let me know if you give one or several of these dishes a try.
Creating good food is an art, or so I believe. Looking at food photos can be quite enjoyable too! I just hope you weren’t too hungry when you stopped in. 😉
Russian Beet Borscht
Bread-Machine Rosemary Flax Buns
Marinated Bean Salad
Summer’s Bounty, Herb and Veg Soup
Yummy Mac and Cheese with a Twist
Veggie Pizza Scones
Toast, Tea and Homemade Jam
Mushroom Stroganoff with Herbed Pasta
Potato Soup with Scones
Mary the Teach…what’s not to love about those specs eh!!!
Mary sent along these interview questions recently. I hope you all enjoy reading my answers. A bit more “scoop” on what makes me tick I guess. 😉
And btw, Ms. Mitz is ONLY referred to as Ms. No Manners, when she accidentally on purpose misses the litter box!!!!
Ms. Mitzi aka Ms. NO Manners… striking a sexy pose!
1. How long have you been writing poetry? Who is your favorite poet, if you can pick one?
Off and on for about 20 years. My inspirations came and went, depending on what was happening in my life at a particular time. Now I am a lot more focused to “find the muse” and to experiment with a lot of different subjects, not just ones that I am personally impacted by. Probably why I enjoy the challenge of writing prompts so much!
Favorite poet, ummm….probably Robert Frost or Bliss Carmen. Pretty mainstream but I guess I’m in good company, right?
2. Tell us something about Mitzi.
Dear Ms. Mitzi aka Ms. No Manners (LOL) has been with me for OVER 20 years. She is still a little tiny terror. Still in great health, lots of get up and gooooo and loving her life. I have had her with me since she was six weeks old. She was chosen by a friend of mine, at the Humane Society and I am forever grateful for her suggestion and that Mitzi was waiting there that day. Mitzi is a treasure and always will be.
3. Are you a vegetarian? Will you tell us about some of your favorite veggie recipes?
Yes, I have been a vegetarian for about 18 years. Sometimes, not as strict as I should have been (and I’d still love to go all the way- vegan) but for the most part, yes, a proud vegetarian and glad that I am.
Being the author of an award-winning cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians, I must admit that some of my fav recipes are actually my own!!! Blush…What can I say, cooking is a passion for me, it really, really is.Probably would pick: Russian Beet Borscht and Bread-Machine Rosemary Flax Buns as two of my all time comfort favs.
Yes, both recipes are at my other blog. Any one looking for new recipe ideas, do check out: Veggies, Crafts and Tails for review page and extensive recipe archives.
4. What is the last thing you’ve knitted for a friend or family member?
I made Joe a pair of heavy slipper socks in a lovely denim mix. Actually I’ve made a few pairs of these for gifts. So warm!!!! You need that up here in Canada.
Chef Joe… creating a culinary masterpiece!
5. Tell us about the Write-A-Book Challenge.
I will let a recent blog post/page do the explaining. Here’s a link to the Write a Book Challenge page that explains the whole challenge highlights and goals.
I do hope some of your readers decide to join us too. Sounds like a great group onboard for the year, already.
Thanks Mary. This was the most fun I ever had, being interviewed! 😉
One of my favorite simple pleasures of Autumn.
The harvest of tree fruits and root vegetables, now at their flavorful peak. Including of course, crisp and delicious fall apples.
These BC Gala apples are so good to eat fresh or to add to a favorite recipe.
And don’t they make a lovely (albeit photo) still life to behold?
Tangy, satisfying and a great choice for any fall supper.
What is your favorite apple variety/recipe?
Happy Cooking and Happy Autumn! (it’s almost here)
Don’t forget to savor the simple pleasures, every day! 🙂