Relative Truth

You have to know your tribe.  They are your roots and, like it or not, a big part of your truth. My tribe has some trouble with truth. We don’t seem to be terribly burdened by any compulsion to be fully authentic at all times. We don’t mind…

This issue: Truth

Happy Anniversary!!!! Four years ago, we opened the gate to Garden Spices Magazine. Our mission continues to celebrate our differences so that we all remember the truth of who and what we are – love.  In 2018, this is more important than ever. Watch us, as we parade our…

CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?

    The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. Ayn Rand The climax of the court martial scene in the 1992 award winning movie, A Few Good Men shows a young Tom Cruise, playing attorney Daniel Kaffe in intense cross-examination of…

35 Seconds

She’s fixing the smudge of red on her lip that she just picked up in the rear view mirror as she checked if it was safe to throw the lukewarm dregs of leftover coffee in the paper cup out of the passenger side of her car into the…

Unfiltered Realities

In our everyday lives, we tell lies and listen to lies in almost every aspect of our existence. “No, I have never seen him/her ever in life.” “Yes, he’s your father.” “Girl, that dress looks good on you!” “Of course, this is my hair.” “Your cooking is phenomenal!”…

Gardening with Que

Who says a city garden is impossible?  Que Simpson gardens her front and back yards for her daily food.  Ain’t nothin’ better!  For as long as her harvest lasts, we will be featuring her videos in Garden Spices.  Gate open! –Victorine You are now gardening with Que!! Check…

Goin’ In: HELLO WORLD!

In anticipation of this month’s theme of “truth,” I have been recording statements from the media and from the Trump administration about the word. Rudolph Guiliani, for example, flippantly dismissed a “fantasy world where everybody tells the truth.” Meanwhile, journalists such as Rachel Maddow and her colleagues have…

Caribbean Cabbage and Saltfish

Some folks just love to cook, and some folks can burn!!  If there is one kitchen I love, it is that of my sister-friend,  Chrisje Comvalius.  She cooks from any tradition,with zest and fervor,  but my favorite is her Caribbean cuisine, especially Surinamese. We heard from Contributor Que,…