Oh my, I was nominated

I was nominated for this wonderful award by Suz at Garden to Kitchen.

It is called Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thanks Suz.

It has taken me a while, but here are the rules-
thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site

put the award logo on your blog

answer the ten questions they have set for you

make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer

nominate seven people


Now I’m supposed to answer some questions so here goes-
1. Who was your childhood hero?
I didn’t have one. I felt mostly let down by the world.
2. Who is your adult hero?
Jesus Christ
3. What did you want to do when you grew up?
Go into commercial art
4. Did you end up doing this, or how different has your life turned out?
No , I ended up eventually starting my own business
5. What would you do with your life if you could?
6. How long have you had your blog?
About 8 years
7. What do you most like to do when you are not blogging?
Boating, motorcycle trips, camping, gardening and cooking
8. Where would you most like to blog from if you could choose anywhere in the world?
9. What has your blogging taught you?
That no one is an island
10. Has your blog achieved what you wanted it to?
Yes. I only blog for the fun of it.

Now for my questions.
1- Did you have a childhood pet and what was it
2- Do you think you will ever intentionally stop blogging
3- What is your favorite food
4- Does your significant other blog, if you have one
5- Do you cut out and use store coupons
6- If you could live in any other time period what year would it be
7- Which one kitchen device could you not do without
8- What one thing makes you happiest
9- How many blogging awards do you have

10- Is there a word that irks you

And I nominate. …..
Super Mom Meals
Homegrown and Homemade
The Hungry Homemaker Blog
I Need A Feed
What’s For Dinner Doc
Cooking For The Fam
Ocean View Kitchen


10-15 years?

So if humans only have 10 – 15 years before the ice caps melt what should we do?


It would seem it is a little late to do anything but move to higher ground.

I might just stay put and in a few years have ocean front property?

The baby steps I have been taking are certainly not enough.

I recently put up a clothes line to stop so much dryer usage but have yet failed to remember to use the thing.

I drive a little less and stay home a little more.

I don’t travel extensively and no longer book air flights ( that is no big deal for me though as I hate to fly).


Scott at Sugar and Lard tagged me for this Meme-

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list
and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot,
like so:

1. Blair’s Boys

2. Harmonia’s Cuppa Tea

3. Vaguetarian Tea Room

4. Sugar and Lard

5. Coffee & Cornbread

Next, select five people to tag:
101 Cookbooks –link
The Travler’s Lunchbox- link
Path To Freedom- link
A Hunger Artist-link

Wasn’t that fun? Do I really expect meme responces? Take a guess.
I am so sick of reading opinions about foie gra bans, let’s just ban eating and be done with it!
(Note added later– Some take this as meaning I think we should ban foie gras- I meant lets ban all eating all together. My sarcastic nature once again bites me in the butt. Why do I try to blog?)

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Running a B&B from my home.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Caring for my sick, elderly, home bound Aunt.

Five snacks you enjoy:
Penrose Hot Sausages
Cheez-It Crackers (Get Your Own Box!)
Any kind of cheese

Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:
Any five Beatle tunes

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
Have hubby retire, hook up our camper and take off
Help the Hospice Home my Aunt is now living in
Donate to No-Kill policy Animal Shelters (theres a big difference in raising an animal as a pet, than as food)
College Fund for my twin grandsons
Give toward World Hunger

Five bad habits:
Still getting up at 5 AM after retiring
Allowing our dogs to shed all over the house and furniture
Forgetting to floss
Snacking after 8 PM
Going too long without a leg shave in the winter months

Five things you like doing:
Watersking & Kneeboarding

Five things you would never wear again:
blue colored contacts
blue colored nail polish (to match the contacts)
frosted hair
huge shoulder pads in clothing
Platform shoes (I might fall off and break a hip)

Five favorite toys:
Our convertable PT Cruiser
Our boat
Our jetski
Our camper
Our motorcycle
My old collection of Food and Wine, and Gourmet Magazines..
oooopps that is six! Too hard to decide as there are many more.

Turtle Soup

Here is a picture of a little guy I found munching around our house this morning.

I named him Soup because the first thing I thought was Turtle Soup.

I have never tasted Turtle Soup and I’m not sure I want to. I am open to new things however.

Soup will not be turned into soup as I only put him in a dish with fresh water and garden lettuce until I can show him to my husband. Soup doesn’t seem to want to eat the lettuce and, for the time being, will only hide under it.

My gosh! Soup is only an inch long!

After hubby sees him he will be turned back into the wild near one of our ponds.

We do have some ugly huge turtles worthy of soup in those ponds.

I snagged a turtle soup recipe from the internet and am storing it here for future reference, just in case I ever catch one of those huge turtle pond monsters.

The ugly huge turtles are one of the reasons I quit swimming in our ponds. As they sometimes say…Pay backs are hell.

Snag Link- Turtle Soup

Commander’s Palace Turtle Soup au Sherry
  • 10 ounces (2-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound turtle meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup minced celery (4 stalks)
  • 2 medium onions, minced (2 medium)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato purée
  • 1 quart
  • beef stock
  • NOTE: If turtle bones are available, add them to the beef bones when making the stock for this dish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, as needed
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 6 teaspoons dry sherry
  • Melt 8 ounces (2 sticks) butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the flour and cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat until the roux is light brown. Set aside.
    In a 5-quart saucepan, melt the remaining butter and add turtle meat. Cook over high heat until the meat is brown. Add celery, onions, garlic and seasonings, and cook until the vegetables are transparent.
    Add tomato purée, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the stock and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the roux and cook over low heat, stirring, until the soup is smooth and thickened. Correct seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Add lemon juice, eggs and parsley.
    Remove from heat and serve. At the table, add 1 teaspoon sherry to each soup plate.

    Weekend Herb Blogging

    We at Coffee & Cornbread have the honor of hosting Weekend Herb Blogging next week, January 8-14.

    WHB is the brain storm of Kalyn at Kalyn’s Kitchen. You can learn more about the rules of WHB at this link.

    It is a bit risky on my older PC and slow connection to get the job done, but I’m up to the challenge if you are.

    So send your WHB URL’s for January 8-14 to –
    pondsbb AT yahoo DOT com

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Path To Freedom

    I have stumbled on a gold mine in Path To Freedom blog/journal.

    They are journaling their path toward self sufficiency! What a find, check it out!

    I always lean toward being self sufficient. That is why I love to can and freeze and garden.

    That feeling of…hey we did it ourselves!

    We didn’t pick it up at the supermarket or even the farmers market. We grew it, cooked it, canned it.

    We know every ingredient within it. What a great feeling.

    Now we haven’t gotten as sufficient as this great journal, but my mouth waters just to read it.

    And to think they only have 1/5 of an acre! How in the world!

    We own 42 acres.