Family Matters

This is not a post about the 90’s show with the nerdy kid named Steve. This is a post talking about family and specifically those who are no longer living. My parents are both deceased and I think about them often. However, I recently was thinking about an aunt named Dorothy. She was actually my […]

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Food Angels

~~~ When I was a child my mom told me to always be kind to people, especially service workers.  People who worked in the kitchens and did janitorial work she said would always be helpful.  From time to time to make extra money she would do some light housework for a friend.  Her belief was […]

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~~~ Growing up on the West Side of Chicago it wasn’t until college that I learned I lived in one of the lowest income neighborhoods. Regardless of this fact, I was raised to believe having a roof over my head, food in my stomach as well as clothing on my back meant wealth. Another ah-ha […]

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Fresh Up

~~~ In October PaisleyPerspective told you about Freshniz 3 presented by Izms of Art.  Freshniz is a way to bring you interesting people in a unique interview/talk show type format.  This coming Sunday you have a chance to be a part of Freshniz 4 – The Food Edition.  Freshniz is a way to bring creative […]

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A Thanksgiving Nightcap

~~~ I was raised as an only child in a two parent household.  Most holidays were spent with aunts and uncles at various family members homes; however my parents regularly cooked a full holiday meal.  Usually my dad would roast cornish hens instead of a turkey on Thanksgiving; there is only so much turkey a […]

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‘Nana Puddin’ Love

~~~ Dipped down deep into something so sweet called banana pudding. Crisp vanilla cookie freshly madeby poetic hands. . Custard blended into smooth goodness, glides lusciously on the tongue. Bananas selected just right, not to ripe. . Crack a cookie, spooned up with custard and banana slices in the mix…eats like happiness. Leaving me with […]

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Snow Day Fish Stew

~~~ Being from Chicago, Illinois I find it funny, when anyone panics about snow in my current state of residence South Carolina.  So recently when it was advised that we should bunker down and prepare for snow, I literally laughed out loud.  The day before the snowfall, I didn’t not got to purchase bread or […]

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