Okra really wasn’t a thing here in the north when I was a kid. I only remember my mom cooking it once – I think she bought it frozen – and we all thought it was pretty awful.
I really love shrimp. I could easily eat it a few times a week if I could afford it. One of my favorite real food recipes was given to me by a friend’s mom, a precious woman who really knew how to cook. Joan is now with the Lord, but I think of her every time I make Shrimp Creole Stew.
(She also made the best crab cakes I’ve ever eaten).
A number of years ago, I had purchased some okra, dried it, and painted santa faces on it. But, it was a bit of a disappointment. I purchased the largest fresh okra I could find, but after drying it, I ended up with a lot of tiny Santas. This past summer I grew okra for the first time. I harvested them before they got large and tough, but a few of them got away from me and were inedible. So I thought I would try the Santa ornaments again. This time they were a success! A few of the Santas are 10″ long.Continue Reading
To walk out into my garden and pick most of what we will have for dinner gives me so much joy. The garden is on the verge of bursting with eggplant, zucchini, okra, tomatoes and onions. Sounds like ratatouille to me! Continue Reading