Hello, so for all those who were ready for a ride–and saw me disappear for several months here’s a recap before I get back to blogging:
- My Mom had to undergo bypass surgery and as the only son that’s been rough to deal with/take care of…she’s okay but it has not been easy.
- I have not been able to gather the troops as in years past to get presentations booked and do my usual gigs teaching, speaking, etc. thanks to a blend of organizational politics, the recession, and the unchanging nature of some Southern plantation museums. So its been a hard summer. I’m teaching again and about to launch a kickstarter for a somewhat related personal project–so trying to bring all the parts together again! Here are some teaser shots of whats to come:
So, the garden results are in…the early potato crop was delicious…I may not have been presenting, but on occasion–I ate well! Thank you JFW for great shots!
I did get my cymlings this year 🙂
My friend William Woys Weaver contemplates his garden…
And then the tomatoes kept coming….and the peppers and later the okra…
And the beans—-and I got my revenge with smoked turkey and one of my few red onions…
Then came a Thai meets African/African American meal—Beef with Peanut Sauce, Thai style coleslaw with fish sauce, hot pepper–Fish pepper 🙂 and stir fried collard greens
And I learned about how much I would enjoy eating my own fresh greens in a salad!
oh yeah I almost forgot:
Cupcakes in Philly from Philadelphia Cupcake:
I had the chocolate chip and Jewish apple cake; the shiny glitter covered cupcake was my friend’s they call it the King-and yes that’s bacon….and chocolate…
We have a lot to talk about….
So glad you’re back! Thai-style coleslaw, hm??