Sunday, October 11, 2020

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Collards

Collards are my favorite greens. 

Like most kids, I didn’t like them as a child, but I have learned a cooking method that leaves them crunchy and makes me crave them.

Rather than boiling my collards in lots of water and cooking them down to softness, I prefer cutting very fine and using only a tiny bit of water, garlic-infused oil, seasonings and sometimes I add crispy pieces of bacon. I quickly stir the greens so they cook evenly. 


That’s some good eat’n...SMILE!!!



Photos From Madamxtra’s Gardens

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Heaven’s Scent

Gardenias are blooming and I love the way they smell. I clip a few for my desk and marvel at the thought God put into flowers. They are beautiful and many of them smell so nice that we humans decided long ago that we just had to capture those fragrances for rose water, perfumes, candles, air fresheners and such. 

                     Photos by Madamxtra


My heart holds the deepest appreciation for these blossoms. I moved this plant several times before finding a spot where the soil and shade were right and it finally began to thrive. The next challenge is to root some cutting and grow multiple bushes throughout the yard...SMILE!!!

  Photo by Madamxtra