Category Archives: Great Depression

OF ORDINARY MIRACLES

Greek yogurt with cocoa, fruit and nuts “Fabulous Fermented Foods” have been part of my family’s history for generations back. In the rural antebellum South, folks made cornbread with buttermilk and bacon grease. They didn’t waste soured milk in those … Continue reading

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Herding Cats and Food Jags

Cat food. People food. Ever get too much of a good thing? Folks who grew up in the Great Depression were glad to have chicken on Sundays. In Louisiana, politicians promised “a chicken in every pot and every man a … Continue reading

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HOW HOT IS IT? 

If the Lord had a choice, he’d pick another day to make his return. If there’s already weeping and gnashing of teeth due to the heat, who’d know if they were being consigned to the hot place? While it’s true … Continue reading

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SNAP CHALLENGE AT NASCAR

Can I live on $4.17 per day for 7 days? I went to Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR and Indy Car racing. While I was at the Lodge I stay at when I go over for these weekends, I usually … Continue reading

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TUNA SALAD WITH AVOCADO, PECANS AND APPLES ON SPINACH 

   One of my high school buddies from Louisiana saw this on my friend feed. “I put apples in my tuna salad too! I’ve never met anyone else who did. Do you think this is just a regional thing?”  I’m … Continue reading

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