Sarin’s Thai: PAPAYA SALAD

Thai Papaya Salad  “Just add the things whatever you like in it.” – Sarin INGREDIENTS 2 small under-ripe (green) papaya* 3 large whole carrots (peeled) 1 cup mixed greens (cabbage, spinach, romaine (your choice) 2 medium tomatoes (halved and cut into bite-size pieces) 1 cup Thai noodles 1…

MI Casa, Su Casa: Balsamic Thick Cut Pork Chops

Two large bone-in thick cut pork chops (approx: 1 ½ inches thick) One large sweet onion quartered Two tablespoons of olive oil Four tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning Two tablespoons of All-Purpose flour One cup of good quality balsamic vinegar Two large sprigs of fresh rosemary Two cloves…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies

How about a Caribbean Thanksgiving meal?  Not that the holiday is celebrated on St. Maarten, but when I saw this plate of deliciousness, I thought about the traditional fare and the spice-up of a Caribbean plate.-Victorine Heat oven to 350  Ingredients for Baked Turkey Wings Vinegar or lime/lemon…

Prosetry: Frank Malaba

DREAMS OF IMMORTALITY When we paint, a piece of us is left on the canvas. Each stroke, a fraction of our soul refracted like light through a prism. We are harvesters of light that are immortalized through our feelings. Paint in itself is just pigment. Paint in our…

Escape with Helen M. Bailey

  Helen Bailey is often described as innovative, impactful  and energizing …with a unique sense of style & grace. Just about the time COVID 19 sequestered society to zones of safety within homes, behind computers, and into the search of creative outlets, Facebook introduced me to Helen M….

Abby Clark: #protestspotlight

  Garden Spices welcomes Abby Clark, who plays a vital part in the Project Say Something protest against a Confederate Monument in Florence, AL.  Her work,  #protestspotlight, documents profiles of individual protesters, their motivation, and vision. Here are some of the protesters spotlighted.- Victorine Today’s #protestspotlight shares the voice…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Space Saving Storage in the Kitchen

I have a small, open concept galley style kitchen. I absolutely love to cook and have tons of cooking gadgetry, tools, and ingredients. It is an ongoing challenge to have an orderly kitchen, but with everything you need accessible and visually pleasing. Through trial and error, trolling cooking…

(Meeting)Oprah

“I am pursuing Oprah with this divinely inspired blog. Of all the publishers to choose from, I want Oprah. (I guess Eckhart is wearing off).  We have several venues we can choose from – O Magazine, OWN, or maybe I can sneak in through the Book Club.   I…

SLAY THE OGRES

Slay the ogres. The selfish ogre must go. This ogre misaligns resources. Snatching and hoarding, OOit keeps things out of balance OOwith its deficit consciousness. It must be drowned in authentic generosity OOor smothered with courtesy and grace. Banish the ogre of fear. It is a liar. It…