Author: Marica

Marica

Gen. U. Ine.

I’ve been boticing that stupid auto-correct fails miserably along the dialect fringe. Gen-U-Ine (for you poor souls that don’t know this, I’m uttering the word, according to Webster, “genuine” as how it’s said, “Gen-U-Ine” by some people. Genuine. It’s a word.) ‘Nuff of that. This is a Genuinely Large Tomato. We’re right proud.  

Marica Cooks Monday

Corn chowder with chicken. It’s a Frugal Gourmet recipe that Mr. Big Food and I adapted based on the fact that I couldn’t decide what to cook for Marica Cooks Monday and Mr. Big Food suggested soup and I thought chowder. And baking powder biscuits. And a salad of homegrown cucumbers and tomatoes and peppers.

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“Vegetarianism” Sunday

Most southern vegetarian food is flavored with bacon. That’s why Mr. Big Food’s “vegetarianism” is quoted. Ha, ha. Tonight’s Scalloped Corn Sausage Version  used homemade hot sage sausage as a substitute for bacon. Carrots in Cream Sauce The Sausage Zucchini Boats  also had hot sage sausage. #Garden #Bigfood #Bacon    

I Wish I Had Takin’ a Picture

We had the most delightful supper. Fast Friday. Turkey Wrap Ups Cocktail Meatballs in Curry Sauce Mr. Big Food’s Garlic Herb Bread. It’s possible, if yer not lookin,’ to miss the significance of Garlic Herb Bread. We are herb rich right now. Split a loaf of Italian or French bread, butter it with the butter

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There’s a Storm Brewing

And anytime theyr’s A Storm Brewing is a Good Tyme to get your self together. Because out here in Rural Mississippi is like we’re living in a 1st world 3rd world country. If the power doesn’t go out this time, it will next. Cindy is a drill. And we still. STILL. See the WSJ article

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English Muffins

Homemade. Insert deep breath emoji. I can’t quite yet get the griddle quite right. I’m reviving Cold Supper. I love food.  

(close enough to) The Ides of June

Yes. That is a shopping cart– or as some like to call it, “buggy”– in the background. Doesn’t everyone have one? Every morning I have coffee. Most mornings I take the dogs for a walk– which is to say, I make them sit, and after what I, as Leader, deem to be a most appropriate

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News

This week’s edition of our local newspaper reported an apparent murder-suicide. Mr. Big Food heard about it from the folk in his carpool. According to the newspaper, the man called 911. Lots of police & sheriff folk responded. They found him and his wife. Pending investigation, it’s an “apparent” murder-suicide. They were in their 70s.

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The Summer House

Mostly, we go to sleep in the Bunkhouse– also known as the Jagerhaus– in the wintertime, when the power goes out. The furnace fans in the Big House require power but the little propane wall unit in the Bunkhouse just burns propane and generates heat.  It can be right cozy back in the Bunkhouse– also

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