In “Fascination with All Things Food” we offer recipes, stories about food, cooking tips and really all things that relate to our love of delicious food and ingredients.

Good Neighbor Frittata

  Our dear friends and neighbors, Teresa and Ben, have chickens on their mini-farm.  I think twenty and upwards at last count. Ben has remodeled the chicken coop many times providing more rooms for their warmth and ease of laying eggs.  He has added more yard...

Sharing the Christmas Spirit

  The Christmas season has always been a time of sharing for my family.  I wanted my children to realize that, yes, while “getting” is certainly lots of fun, “giving” can be just as wonderful.  So for years we went caroling to the...

A Day of Thanks

I am sitting here today pondering all the things for which I am thankful just as many of us do at this time of year. My list this year is quite long but I will share a few things with you. I am thankful that I was able to retire from a job that was very fulfilling and...

Cotham’s Mercantile – An Arkansas Adventure

While on my recent “Retirement Grand Tour” with my sister, Judy, we were so very fortunate to be able to visit with my niece (Judy’s daughter), Jen, and her family in Little Rock, Arkansas. Among the many activities we were able to share was checking out various local...

Big Breakfast – Burritos

Growing up and still today we like to have “Big Breakfast” on one morning of the weekend. How we started calling it this I am not sure…other than it is the easy reference to the very thing it describes…a breakfast where we cook and it ends up being on the larger side...

Farewell to Basil – Lemon Basil Martinis

Fall is trying to sneak into the south. Summer is fighting to keep hold, but a few nights I have felt Fall gaining a slight lead. For those of us who live in this part of the country we “enjoy” about 6 months of warm to sweltering, summer-like temperatures, so Fall is...
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