Our local Publix grocery store holds cooking classes and has been doing so for seven years. They are the only Publix in Georgia that has an Aprons Cooking School; it is comprised of a kitchen/classroom and a dining room. They do both demonstrations and hands-on classes. I finally got off my duff and signed up … Continue reading Aprons Cooking School
Yesterday morning Vera says “let’s have black bean soup tonight”. What a good idea! We both love black beans prepared any which way. Now I would have preferred to let the beans soak overnight but I did not have this luxury because we were going to eat the soup for dinner. I started cooking a … Continue reading Black Bean Soup
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It was in September of 1965 that I volunteered to join the Army. I was shipped off to Ft. Jackson in Columbia, S.C (where I am today writing this blog) for basic training then off to Mineral Wells, TX to start flight school. It was at breakfast on my first day at Ft. Jackson that … Continue reading Basic training and my first exposure to southern cooking.
Cooking in our home while growing up was a chore born out of the necessity to eat. My mom enjoyed making a few of her favorite dishes but mostly she cooked because she had a duty to feed Dad and us kids. It was, while a teenager in high school, I landed a job at … Continue reading Why a food blog?