Farewell Sweet Summer

I’m taking a blog break next week. It’s the official last full week of summer. I’m looking forward to cooler temps, and the leaf color change on the many trees on our property. It’s been a hot one this year, and I’m ready to open up the windows and enjoy those cool evening breezes. Next […]


If you’re not allergic to nuts, this recipe will have you shouting. I planned to write something else for this week’s blog. However, last week the cooking class at our clinic made this dish and well, I had to share it with you. Cashews have become one of my favorite nuts. They’re actually the kidney […]

Armed for the Battle

Let’s face it, sending your children  into group learning settings – daycare, preschool, elementary school and high school – can expose them to LOTS of communicable germs. It can feel like they’re in the middle of a battle! If you want your children to make it through the upcoming academic year as winners, here are […]

Breastfeeding: Best First Step for Immunity

It seems like yesterday, but 28 years ago I was laying on my sofa as part of my physician-ordered bed rest for a problem pregnancy. Mothers-to-be already have enough questions in their minds about a first pregnancy and birth. So, if you are on bed rest, the mind has even more time to think and […]

Savoring Summer

School starts this week where I live. I cannot believe that summer break is over. Here are a few more recipes that feature peaches. I really wish I could show you the pictures of the peaches we grew. But, those darn squirrels. ate. every. single. one. of. them. Does anybody have any ideas on how to […]

Get Your Vitamin K: Callaloo and Okra

I don’t know how much okra Big Momma got from her garden this summer. But I tell you what, if you can get some it will be worth your time. A native of Africa, okra is quite popular in African, Caribbean and African-American cuisine. Also known as lady fingers, okra provides calcium; high in the […]

Fresh From the Garden

I shared these recipes with my cooking class a few weeks ago.  The casserole was a hit.  A couple of years ago, we could not keep up with all the squash in our garden. There was plenty and they were so big.  Here’s some of what I did with it. Not so much this year. […]