Monthly Archives: September 2013

On Writing a Cookbook

I’ve been checking out cookbooks from the library lately.  Ones that have recipes on cooking food you have grown or foraged or even bought local.  Seems like a lot of them are from the area in the north east.  Some of that stuff doesn’t grow in Texas.  Or I’m not interested in eating thistles and milkweed.

So as I garden and generally go about my day, I think about what my cookbook would have.

Um, 2 recipes.

1. eat as you pick.

2. saute what you pick with garlic and onions.

Two recipes do not a cookbook make.  And I’m not sure #1 counts as a recipe.   However, I have been very happy, with this repertoire.  My daughter even pointed to the skillet full of Amaranth and said, “I’m eating that!”


I’ll let you know if I come up with any other items for the cookbook.

You Need a Man

I made  the mistake of telling our organist that I was picking up my daughter from the bus stop downtown at midnight on Monday.

She said, “You need a Man.”

I almost asked her where I would get one.  haha.  UM but she has a divorced son.  I figured I was entering tricky waters.

I just smiled and said I’d be OK, I’ve picked up Gena from the bus stop downtown at midnight before.

If not having a man stopped me from doing things, I wouldn’t do anything!

I have told my children  that we are responsible for making where we are safer.  Be aware of the area, stay in well lighted areas, keep your keys in your hand, etc.

I do realize that there are people intent on doing evil.  And they will.  But people are assaulted in broad daylight just as much as in the middle of the night.

A man in my life would be nice but Gpa has set a very high standard.  I’ve experienced his loving gaze he had for Gma.  I am happy to wait for a man who will cherish me and look at me like Gpa looked at Gma.  And if he goes downtown with me to pick up the kiddo, that will be a bonus for sure.

A Place of Peace

We had some new volunteers come to the garden Saturday.  New in the sense that they haven’t been to the garden to volunteer.  They have volunteered for other opportunities.

One even plays an instrument.  I hope he comes and plays with us at a sing-a-long.  Our next one is tentatively Oct. 12.  Unless something happens, then we’ll move it to Oct. 19.

One of the volunteers mentioned at lunch that he didn’t want to leave because of how peaceful it is at the garden.

I wholeheartedly agree.  However, some people that come, don’t find peace.

I think it is because it starts from within.