Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fall is approaching and for some of us it seems some tomatoes just don't want to change color! I have a few ideas up my sleeve to help you deal with it. First, pick some of those greenies and slice them about 1/4 of an inch thick, bread them in flour, then egg and milk (or Maybelle's delicious cream) and one more dip into Panko crumbs before jumping into the hot oil to turn golden brown. I season them with a little salt or garlic salt when I take them out of the pan. What a delicious meaty accompaniment to a meal or fabulous on their own! Perhaps you have tried the fried tomatoes and not … [Read more...]

Accalaides…for Friday


In a world of fancy technology, it's pretty simple now a days to click "like" or "share" without any true personal involvement.  I have been following a page on facebook of a dear lady that lives in our town who is dying of cancer.  Many, many years ago I met Miss. Barbie after she cancelled my nail appointment 3 times...upon meeting her, I saw a bandana covering her head and no hair, no eyelashes, no eyebrows...but this glitter in her eye and sparkle in her smile, it was undeniable she was beautiful on the inside and out!  I can remember it like yesterday, she apologized the … [Read more...]

I Walk the Line!

I walk the line

Well, Labor Day long weekend brought a whirlwind of events. I returned to Prince Edward Island, Canada for a second clinic, this time involving cattle and had a surprise visit to Peter's Michigan clinic! Now let me just tell you, this trip to PEI was via JFK airport,  so technically speaking I can now say I've been to New York. First off, the flight attendant says, "prepare for landing" as we are flying low over the flipping ocean with no land in sight! I am not afraid of crashing, not afraid of drowning but kept looking at that water wondering what would eat me! Blech!!! Next was waiting … [Read more...]

The Plight of the Pichuberry

The Plight of the Pichuberry

The pichuberry scientific name Physalis Peruviana.  This fruit is native to Peru and has been closely aligned with the Lost Incan Civilization and Machu Picchu. It has many names and when looking for recipes you may have to search Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry, Ground Cherry, and Uchuva.In my small little town Safeway store I happened to come across this box of pichuberry. Experimental as I am, I bought it and did the "Google" to find out about it! It is a miraculously versatile fruit/veggie that looks like a tomato but has a bitter sweet flavor. It's wrapped in it's own "paper" shell … [Read more...]

Name the Calf Contest!

Name the Calf Contest

Our Maybelle had a baby boy calf  and we want your help naming him! Leave your suggestions in a comment below and win a Your Inner Cowgirl hat.  Leave your name suggestion in a comment by 11:59pm ET on Friday. Peter and I will pick the winning name next week. Excited to read what you all come up with! Good luck! … [Read more...]