“Wolfgang”, The Moveable Feast of 2021: A Film Review About One “Hella’ Life!” Where Food Is Life And Life Is Very Good Food

By Vernon Nickerson Can we all agree Wolfgang is a hetero-rock god’s first attempt at a reflection that strongly hints at the tell-all memoir that I predict audiences will crave after watching an epic plate of delicious small bites, tastefully delivered like all of Alexander Wolfgang Puck’s culinary arts masterworks? Well, gentle readers, we cannot…

The Days of Uncertainty

By Jannie Vaught Vernal Equinox has finally arrived and with it “The Days of Uncertainty.” As the world is placed on hold from a sweeping illness from day to day we never really know or understand the full effect. It has emptied our grocery stores, closed us in our homes and had us elbow bump…

Pollinators Are High On The List This Season

    By Jannie Vaught     And for this gardener, it has been a high priority for building and growing habitat for them. Here’s what we all can do to help our pollinators survive and thrive. As you plan your gardens make sure there are many flowering plants that are blooming well into the…

Christmas Lobster Tails

Originally Posted on: thiswifeslife.com It is always a great time for Lobster! You will finds a great recipe for lobster tails below We hope you enjoy it. I’m a serious flat-lander. Meaning I’ve grown up where a hill can’t be found for as far as the eye can see. Also, living landlocked all my life I’ve…

Time To Check The Vegetable Planting Guide

By Jannie Vaught After the gloom overcast days it is so wonderful to see sunshine! This morning the garden list said “Look at Vegetable Planting Guide”. First you need to know what is your growing zone. Go to the USDA Hardiness zone finder, put in your zip code and there you are your planting zone. We…

Perkins Coffee Haus: A Phenomenal Experience

    As one enters Perkins Coffee Haus one can not help but notice the  warm and comfortable atmosphere. On the walls are the works of different artists. There are people drinking their coffee, others working on  their laptops and  there’s those that are just sitting back enjoying the pleasant surroundings.     I as…

Collard Greens: The Poor Mans Crop

By Jannie Vaught   The subject of fall garden has been the topic of conversation. Are you putting in a fall garden is what I usually get asked and Yes is the answer! A fall garden is often more productive and use less water. Always a plus. Another oldie but goodie garden plant are Collard…

OKRA!! Still Going Strong

By Jannie Vaught   The garden seems to be on vacation as the sustained heat has all but dried everything to a crisp. But there is a friend in the garden that is still going strong and that is OKRA!! Abelmoschus Esculentus, AKA, lady fingers, bhindi, bania and gumbo. A flowering plant in the Mallow…

Growing green and Planning For the Fall

By   Jannie Vaught   Time to plan for your fall and winter garden! Already?   As the twilight of the cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes happens it is again time to consider the bountiful fall garden. First tomatoes, when your plants start to wither and show signs of stress, that’s when the pruners come out.…

Xitomatl

By   Jannie Vaught   Tomatoes!   The one I patiently wait to ripen, and this year is a “doozie”. They took their own sweet time to ripen, then all of a sudden my counters are loaded with beautiful tomatoes.   Here are some cool facts about the tomato:   Thought to originate in Peru,…

Nuggets of Corn

By Jannie Vaught Corn is pure gold in America. It’s growing in our gardens, in our fuel tanks and in endless numbers of products.. Corn the Mexican grass Zea Mays has been grown for at least 8.000 years. Here are some cool facts about corn: We grow enough corn in America to cover the state…