1. Hiking the Franconia Ridge in the NH White Mountains

  2. Homemade fettuccine alfredo

    • box of fettuccine noodles
    • 1 cup unsalted butter
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 garlic clove chopped (or 1 dash garlic powder)
    • 3/4 C grated Romano or Fontina
    • 1/2 C grated Parmesan
    • dash of corn starch
    1. While noodles are cooking, in a large saucepan saute garlic and melt butter into the cream over low heat. Add salt, pepper (and garlic salt). Stir in cheese over medium heat until melted; this will thicken the sauce.
    2. Add pasta to sauce. Use enough of the pasta so that all of the sauce is used and the pasta is thoroughly coated. Serve immediately.

  3. "We can never establish with certainty what part of our relations with others is the result of our emotions - love, antipathy, charity, or malice - and what part is predetermined by the constant power play among individuals."

  4. "Learning to travel when you’re older allows you to be young again, to touch the childlike amazement that is so often dulled away by adult things."

  6. Sisterz

    Bryant Park
    August 2014


  8. Myrtle Beach

    July 2014


  9. New research on malnutrition, which leads to childhood stunting, suggests that a root cause may be an abundance of human waste polluting soil and water, rather than a scarcity of food.

  10. thecivilwarparlor:

    Civil War Food- Legend Of The Hushpuppy (or cornbread ball)

    To a far greater degree than anyone realizes, several of the most important food dishes that the Southeastern Indians live on today is the “soul food” eaten by both black and white Southerners. Indian boiled cornbread is present in Southern cuisine as “corn meal dumplings”, … and as “hush puppies”, -Hudson, Charles (1976). “A Conquered People”. The Southeastern Indians. The University of Tennessee Press. pp. 498–499.

    • The first recorded reference to the word “hush-puppy” dates to 1899
    • In the old south Hushpuppies are said to have gotten their name from the dredging of the catfish that would have been thrown out. Being thrifty, the cook from the house would send them down the slave quarters and the women added a little milk, egg and onion and fried it up. It is said they were tossed to the dogs to keep them quiet while the food was being transferred from the pot to the table. “Hush puppy! Hush puppy!”
    • Another theory for Hushpuppy history- Confederate soldiers would sit beside a campfire preparing their meals. If they detected Yankee soldiers approaching, they would toss their yapping dogs some of the fried cornmeal balls with the command, “Hush puppies!”


    Kitchen Sink Hush Puppies, Pepper Jack and Ham, Deep fried Cornbread.http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/2012/04/17/kitchen-sink-hush-puppies/