Saturday I made a variation of a salad I’ve enjoyed for years. It’s a sweet pea salad with beets. I’ll never forget the first time I made the pea salad. Hubby and I were helping out a church during the summer of 1981. An elderly lady in the church was out of town that summer and worked it out with the pastor for us to apartment-sit for her. I had made the pretty beet/pea salad that we had eaten for lunch. We were leisurely enjoying the Sunday afternoon when suddenly the door was unlocked and opened by the lady of the apartment and her friend.Read More →

Have you ever had purple hull peas and Chow-Chow? It’s a southern thing. Chow chow is another term for relish and is made different ways. One of my grandmothers made it with ripe tomatoes, and the other grandmother made it with green tomatoes. I learned how to shell purple hulls at a young age. My parents often had a garden, and both of my grandmothers always had one. When it came time for pea-shelling, the whole family helped out. Since I have committed myself to a 21-day detox program of mainly vegetables and fruit, I’ve created recipes that I would have never considered before. LikeRead More →

I love eggs! I love eating them scrambled, fried, baked and especially for omelettes. Today’s omelette recipe, Green Veggie Eggs, consisted of: three eggs (not counting the cholesterol today, okay?) kale spinach cheddar cheese, grated cilantro avocado (1/2 of a VERY small avocado)   Breakfast is good anytime of the day, early with the sunrise…   …brunch, lunch, afternoon meal, or at night. Breakfast, or “break fast”, makes the perfect meal after several hours of not eating. Get it? Break fast. You break a fast every morning. If you ate dinner at 6:00 pm yesterday and ate breakfast at 6:00 am this morning, you endedRead More →