Recipes, tips, humor and stories to inspire you to appreciate, cook, eat and share good food … including this week’s recipe: Creamy Cucumber Salad!
Do you have a “foodie” in your life? Trust me … you have all kinds of “foodies” in your life. Whether it’s the gadget-loving chef or the tailgate-grazing sports fan or the I-don’t-turn-on-a-stove-but-I’ll-eat-anything-you-put-in-front-of-me consumer, everyone is a “foodie” at some level. The beauty of this? …
It’s not hard to make applesauce, if you are using perfect apples. The reason hers is so incredible is that she uses the worst apples … those that have fallen to the ground and been bruised and need more cleaning than those picked directly off the tree. She has always been a champion for the underdog. These apples require no sugar (she may add a little if she feels it might be too tart). I have made it with her enough times to make a reasonable replica of hers. I am not quite to her level … I am not as industrious as she is. But there is always next year.
Have you ever had one of those friends who defines hospitality? That’s my friend, Lori. I’ve known her for 8 years now, and there are 3 things (at a minimum) I admire about her:
1. Lori’s life is guided 100% by faith.
2. Lori’s smile is genuine at all times.
3. Lori’s hands are almost always holding a small, thoughtful gift of hospitality or appreciation.
These pecans were one of her gifts, placed in a simple cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon or twine and, the greatest gift, recipe attached.