How to Cook Okra That Everyone Will Love: Fried Okra with Sea Salt

Okra--you either love it or hate it.  I just had to be blunt, because that's really how people feel.  For me, I am confessing right now, as a true Southerner, I only like it one way--summertime fresh and fried.  I don't want any thick batter or a big heavy crust and please, don't put sauce on it.  Now that I've gotten that off my chest, here's a few facts about that green pod that was voted "the most hated vegetable ever"... ...more
at A Southern Soul - I've never had it that way Charles. Lot's of people eat it stewed with ...more

How to Make Stir Fry

I cooked yesterday but didn't post the recipe.  I was playing Game of Thrones RPG with some friends and didn't have time for blogging.  Go ahead, say it.  GEEK ALERT!!!  Doggon right.  :)Anyway, on to what was for dinner.  I made stir-fry.  Stir-fry is one of those "use whatever you have" techniques.  Don't worry about the specifics of what you have.  Just concentrate on the technique.  Stir-fry has three components:...more

"Brussel Sprouts are Risky!"

Cece and the cashier had a nice conversation as she took item after item out of the cart and rang Cece up.  All at once the cashier stopped in her tracks holding a plastic container of salad…”Brussel Sprouts are Risky” the woman said, “You are brave to eat them!” ...more

Spinach in the Polish Style or Szpinak po Polsku

I love cooking with what I have.  Going to the grocery store, seeing what is fresh, on sale, or just appealing to me, and taking it home to make something different.  Something tasty.  And preferably, something traditional.Sometimes, though, I don't know exactly what to do with the produce.  But I have, without exaggeration, 17 cookbooks, 6 of which are in Polish and I am always looking for more.  This time, I looked up Szpinak (pronounced "Sh-pee-nahk" and meaning "Spinach") in my ...more

Eat Your Vegetables Every Day...But Especially June 17

We all know we should be eating five fruits and vegetables every day. But June 17 every year is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, so it's an extra-special opportunity to celebrate these healthy components of our diet. Here are some recent recipe posts that feature vegetables in new and different ways. ...more

Yeah, we're pretty much like that here, now, too. I say "now" because my husband insisted for ...more