But it’s SPRING! –I really gotta change my banner.

The local farmers’ markets aren’t open yet, but Shireman’s is, with fresh fruit and vegetables from Florida, and the grocery has some produce that looks like it was actually grown and not constructed out of insulation materials.

So OF COURSE I had to feast on vegetables and fruit last night.corntatsbeans

Broke up some green beans and cooked them  in salted water with quartered new red potatoes. Would have added onion, but Charlie can’t eat onion. Made corn fritters, although that was with canned corn. I wouldn’t insult FRESH corn by doing anything to it except heating it enough to bring out the flavor and set the sugar.


  • creamed corn
  • regular corn
  • egg
  • flour
  • salt & pepper
  • butter for frying

Mix as much of the two corns as you like. Beat an egg enough to blend its white and yellow well and mix it in with the corn. Add salt and pepper and enough flour to make a batter like for pancakes. Fry in butter.


Got the most BE-YOU-TEE-FUL cantaloupe and strawberries! Look at this cantaloupe–LOOK at it! I cut the strawberries up and sugered them, but you can see how perfectly red-ripe they are. So I softened some mascarpone cheese, mixed in some strawberries and their sugar-juice and poured them over sections of melon. Man, we were in heaven!

melonberriesOur rhubarb is coming up, but not enough to make a strawberry rhubarb pie–not yet, anyway. If we don’t gobble up all these strawberries on top of ice cream or cereal or shortcake, I might make a strawberry pie. Why is it that spring makes other people think of the pretty flowers or the Renewal of Life, and it makes me think of food? Could it have anything to do with the fact that, if I get any bigger, I’ll have to buy a truck license to walk down the street? …Nah!


Writing prompt: Take a character and drop him/her into a farm market. What does he/she encounter there that changes the world from happy to sad or from sad to happy?