Cup of Love
WAKING UP EARLY BEFORE THE SUN, I WAKE WELL RESTED AND READY FOR THE DAY TO BEGIN. IN ORDER FOR THIS DAY TO BEGIN I MUST COMPLETE A SET OF MORNING TASKS. THE FIRST THING IS TO MAKE COFFEE BECAUSE LET'S BE HONEST, NO ONE WANTS TO SEE ME WITHOUT SOME NATURALLY DERIVED FRUIT IN MY SYSTEM, IT MIGHT BE DETRIMENTAL TO ANYONE'S WELL BEING. AFTER MY FIRST TASK OF MAKING MY COFFEE; IN WHICH WAS MADE BY USING A FRENCH PRESS, I THEN WENT TO WAKE MY CHILDREN TO GET READY FOR SCHOOL. THEY SLOWLY OPEN THEIR EYES AND GET OUT OF BED; DRAGGING THEIR BLANKETS BEHIND THEM TO THE TABLE, THEY SIT AND WAIT FOR BREAKFAST TO BE MADE. I COOK SOMETHING HEALTHY TO START THE DAY. WE HAVE FRESH FARM EGGS WITH FRUIT AND A BAGUETTE. AFTER BREAKFAST ALL OF US LADIES GET READY FOR THE DAY SO WE CAN PUT FORWARD OUR BEST FOOT AND MAKE IT A SUCCESSFUL DAY. I DROP THE KIDS OFF AT SCHOOL THEN HEAD TO WORK MYSELF. BUT NOT BEFORE ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE.
Since the 17th century, Chili has captivated the hearts and stomachs of millions of Americans and was even deemed the state food of Texas in 1977. When chili was first made the hearty stew was known as chili con carne, meaning a spicy stew contains beef, beans, and tomatoes. Believe it or not, chili use to only be a tender beef in a red soup base, and over many years the iconic cowboy dish evolved to have many different additives, including beans. Due to chili’s captivating and deep history, chili now takes many forms, but as long as the dish is slow-cooked and made with a creative spirit, anyone can find a version that fulfills them.
The Untold Story of Banana Bread
Warning: Please read at your own risk. By the end of this essay you may have a huge craving for banana bread. Please read responsively. Now, how much do you know about banana bread? The moist loaf we all know and love has been through quite a lot throughout the years. From being introduced in the 1930s to where it stands today, banana bread has without a doubt undergone some intense changes. The sweet cake-like confection has become a comfort food for many, has experienced a splendid evolutionary process, and can even be a healthy treat with little modification.
Some people believe pound cake got its name because it was originally sold by the pound. Some people think the inventor's last name was Pound. Other believe it cost a British pound to buy the delicious dessert. All of those are good guesses. However, none of them are correct. So, how did the pound cake get its name?
The dawn of the second decade of the twenty-first century began with the hope and excitement attributed to the New Year. However, it became clear early on that this decade was different when covid-19 created a pandemic the likes of which, the world hadn’t seen since 1918.
All members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, please join us for an anniversary feast on this Friday September 25th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the commencement of the Corps of Discovery of the American West. We will meet in Idaho at my cabin on the banks of the Snake River for dinner, with musical guest Turnpike Troubadours and an evening float down the beautiful Snake River. After which we will retire to our individual cabin bedrooms and meet again the following morning at 6:00 a.m. to spend the day fishing, hiking and horseback riding.
Coffee has been around for a long time in fact, the popularity of coffee has been around since the 15th century. Coffeehouses were popular starting in 1646 in France, during the 1700's in Germany, and in Poland in the 18th century. A drink to have lasted this long has to be popular for a reason, right? Today, we drink coffee in many different ways including espresso, cappuccino, lattes are popular as well as Irish coffee, Turkish coffee, drinking it iced or hot it continues to be popular in many cultures and with all age groups.
In the South, we have many, many cooking recipes that you probably have never heard about. One of them is Hot-Water Cornbread. I'm pretty sure you haven't seen them in restaurants, either... not even in Southern restaurants. But just the same, this delicious type of bread was a staple at our home.
Most people love doughnut (also spelled donuts). However, they pick them up and eat them without knowing why the hole is there. Not all doughnuts have holes. The first doughnut made by the Dutch colonists in New Amsterdam didn't have holes. They were flat and looked like small pancakes flavored with nuts and fruits.
You cannot purchase the popular Girl Scout Cookies in grocery stores. You cannot buy them from Amazon, Target, Walmart, or any other store. Not only that but the cookies are not sold throughout the years. The cookies are usually sold only from January through April. During that short period of time, more than 1 million girls sell over 200 million packages of cookies and raise over $800 million.
When I was a kid growing up multiple decades ago my family ate dinner together at the dining room table. Back then people still did that. As far as I can tell, today many people eat their dinners together either on the couch in front of a TV or in their car.
From old to young, transcending beyond gender and race we can all hold heads in unison and agree that this duo is the ultimate pairing that all pairings shall forever be compared to.