I'm cleaning out and simplifying--again. . . .What to do with it?
I could (and did) donate to Goodwill and other thrift stores. . . .But, I thought how I love freebies and packages in the mail, so I decided to offer my blogging friends a few. . . .The only catch is you have to pay shipping and handling through PayPal. . .
I'll post the goodies at Our Old Country Store sometime this week. . . .and will be adding to the first batch along the way. . . .Watch for the first offerings. . . .Be sure to check back often.
And now. . . .I just have to tell you. . . .I'm so excited about Cindy Grisham's new book:
Don't you love that title?
Our farm, the cooks in our family, and a few family recipes are in it!
So surprised and honored to be a part of all the other contributors!
Cindy visited with us last year, interviewing me about the food we ate while growing up.
I never dreamed she'd use that interview to feature our farm. . . .
Five pages +. . . .and a photo of the farm!
Cindy interviewed and featured a number of farms and cooks from this part of the Delta.
She also includes a detailed history of the area.
"Up and down the Arkansas Delta, food tells a story. Whether the time Bill Clinton nearly died on the way to a coon dinner or the connections made over biscuits and gravy or the more common chicken and dumpling feuds, the area is no stranger to history. One of America's last frontiers, it was settled in the late nineteenth century by a rough-and-tumble collection of timber men, sharecroppers and entrepreneurs from all over the world who embraced the traditional foodways and added their own twists. Today, the Arkansas Delta is the nation's largest producer of rice and adds other crops like catfish and sweet potatoes. Join author Cindy Grisham for this delicious look into Delta cuisine."
Just one more note. . . .I've been "down" with an inner ear problem. . . .So dizzy. . . .The floor keeps moving! . . .My tummy's not having fun either. . . .This has been a problem for several weeks. . . .which is the reason I haven't posted as much nor answered comments. . . .I so hope you understand. . . .I'll be seeing the doctor again this week. . . .Keep your fingers crossed for me that he'll find a medication that works. . . .I'm sooooooo ready to get back to normal. . . .and my blogging friends. . . .By next week, I should be standing straight again. . . .I hope. . . .
Thanks for your concern. . . .It's just a tiny bump in the road. . . .