Life is filled with diverting roads...
- Augusta, Georgia, USA
- January 21
- A chef by trade, but a human by birth. __________I am also a political junkie. I watch all the “talking head” cable programs religiously. Agreeing & disagreeing with the comments by the various pundits. Not shy about emailing my comments to them, either. I am a huge fan of Joan Walsh. She is one of the few that will stand her ground and discuss the issues, not just the 30 second sound bites.
I am formerly from Ridgefield, CT
MY RECENT POSTS
- Bon appetite & Au revoir!
August 30, 2009 05:57AM
- Katrina Relief - October 2006
August 28, 2009 05:23PM
- Dr. King's "I Have a Dream”
- forty-six years later
August 28, 2009 08:16AM
- Foodie Tuesday: Fried Green
August 24, 2009 04:27PM
- George Gershwin: an American
August 22, 2009 11:20AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Ken… thanks. The
work was hard, but the rewards
memories for a
August 30, 2009 05:13AM
- “Michael... all are
terrific examples. I know from
August 29, 2009 08:41AM
- “There is nothing like a
home on wheels... where the
goes, so goes ones
August 29, 2009 08:29AM
- “Powerful song, images
lessons from Katrina and the
August 29, 2009 08:25AM
- “Ric... you tell a funny
story, well. Thanks for my
chuckle; it goes
August 29, 2009 08:03AM
- MY LINKS
At times when our busy lives seems to be… Read full post »
After reading trig palin’s post: My New Orleans, it was four years ago...... today, I thought I would give my account of Katrina 2005.
One year later, in October 2006, with a group of 11 people from my church - Christ Church on Quaker Hill - in Pawling, NY; I… Read full post »
On August 28, 1963 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped up to the microphones at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom rally and spoke about his dreams for a better country for all its citizens. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the monument to/… Read full post »
Ever since that wonderful film with Jessica Tandy & Kathy Bates called Fried Green Tomatoes, I've been in love with green tomatoes. I recall when I was young being served fried green tomatoes while staying with my Great-Aunt Lillian. She was the best cook I know and her table was always… Read full post »
George Gershwin was one of the most significant and popular American composers of all time. He wrote primarily for the Broadway musical theatre, but important as well are his orchestral and piano compositions in which he blended, in varying degrees, the techniques and forms of classical music… Read full post »
Grace Jones is a famous Jamaican–American actress, singer, lyricist, dancer and supermodel. She has also spent several years in Paris as a model, where she modeled for celebrity fashion designers.
Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977, which resulted in a string… Read full post »
Saturday, August 22nd, is “Eat a Peach Day” - It doesn't get much simpler than that, folks. What’s better than eating fresh, sweet, peaches over the kitchen sink with juice dribbling down your chin? Maybe nothing, or maybe, some peach cobbler fresh out of the oven served warm on top… Read full post »
It is being reported this morning on NPR and by the Associated Press, that Senator Ted Kennedy is asking the Massachusetts leaders to change state law and allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress. Kennedy has been battling a malignant brain tumor in May 2008.
In a… Read full post »
It is being reported this morning by the Reuters News Service that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died due to the complications stemming from strep throat. According to a Dutch study group, the death of the composer in 1791 at the young age of 35 was not from intentional poisoning, as previously… Read full post »
I still remember the first time I encountered zucchini bread as a teenager. I had a hard time getting my mind around the concept. At the time, zucchini was something my mom made me eat, and not anything you would bake into something sweet. Fortunately, the pathway into my naturally resistant-to-new-f… Read full post »
I first heard Nina Simone back in the summer of 1979, while living in Iron Station, NC – a small crossroads of a place with no stoplights and only two stop signs. One afternoon while relaxing and listening to the radio; I came across a version of My May, made/… Read full post »
My mother was a second grade teacher for 25 years. And she always came home with funny things her students said or did during the day. Here is an email I received from her this morning that I thought you all would enjoy. The story goes that a 1stgrade school… Read full post »
Last Saturday, I went down to my local Farmers Market to buy some fresh corn to make my Burst of Color Corn Sauté. As I walked around, I saw some incredible fruits & vegetables. Farmers’ Markets bring you the best in locally grown food and drink, direct from the producers.… Read full post »
The HealthCare debate in recent weeks have been getting uglier & uglier at various Town Hall meeting around the country. Groups of so called ‘average Americans’ have been showing up only to disrupt, not listen & debate the pros & cons of the HealthCare proposals being discusse… Read full post »
Aunt Carrie was my great- Grandmother's cook in Augusta, Georgia. She was known through out the town for her wizardry in the kitchen… it was once said she served nineteen hungry men on one old dead roaster and lots of biscuits & gravy. Aunt Carrie could make anything taste good… Read full post »
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says in an e-mailed statement about President Bill Clinton's trip to North Korea: "While this solely private mission to secure the release of two Americans is on the ground, we will have no comment. We do not want to jeopardize the succes… Read full post »
1. Who was your FIRST prom date?
2. Who was your FIRST love and do you still talk with him/her?
- Teri Seago – haven’t seen her in 40+ years(but she did make… Read full post »
Two Georgia police officers in Atlanta are being investigated for running a criminal background check on President Obama. Officers Ryan White and C.M. Route have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to DeKalb County spokeswoman Sheila Edwards. Edward… Read full post »
Back in the summer of 1975, I was training horses for August A. Busch, Jr., the beer baron of Anheuser-Busch fame. It was great experience because it took me around the country and most of Europe competing in some of the top horse shows in the world. Part of our schedule… Read full post »
Walk along the sand
hoping to return
by my footprints left behind
Hope the tide says out… near Cave Beach, Christchurch, NZ 2009
Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder has commented about possibly appointing a Special Prosecutor to investigate the CIA's harsh interrogation program. But to do this completely, that means investigating former Vice President Dick Cheney and his role in all aspects of that program.
Bu… Read full post »
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert typically made from sponge finger biscuits, espresso, cheese, eggs, cream, sugar, Marsala wine, cocoa, and rum. Its name literally means "pick-me-up" and is a reference to its two caffeine-containing ingredients, espresso and cocoa. Although tiramisu is one of th… Read full post »
I was 15 years old and I was sitting in our den in Augusta, GA with my parents & grandmother. We were watching Walter Cronkite, like so many households around the country. I can still feel the amazement, because it seems so unbelievable. I think I remember walking or possibly running… Read full post »
What foods transport you back to being a kid? For me, chocolate pudding pie is high on my list. My grandmother made one using Jell-O Chocolate Pudding topped with fresh whipped cream; each needing to be beaten with her hand mixer, thus giving me and my sister two beaters one… Read full post »