Mother told me when I moved into this house
twenty plus years ago
that I was born into the wrong century.
She shook her head as I had Romeo and the boys
did up the entire back yard for a garden
She might have been right!
I spent my weekend off from work
first at the Farmer’s Market and after that
in the kitchen.
We sliced several pounds of okra
sprinkled it with cayenne pepper and garlic
and put it in the new dehydrator to dry.
Five trays of okra yielded 1/2 quart ziploc bag of dehydrated okra
For breakfast this morning I made scones for my beloved
who cooks for me five days a week…
fresh peach and blueberry scones, brushed with real cream
After that I wanted to make homemade baked beans
After that, homemade spaghetti sauce
I did not find the pickling salt until about ten minutes ago
or I’d probably be in the kitchen making pickles right now!
I miss my Mom…she is probably shaking her beautiful halo
right now looking down on me
knowing Romeo would be the one
who had to clean the kitchen
between each culinary project.
Mom is still right!