How to Can Fresh Summer Tomatoes

Mid-July in Oklahoma is the end of tomato gardening for most of us located here in the middle of the United States. The high temperatures during the day and night have limited the tomato plant production and most of the plants were at maximum production mid-month July.  These 2018 tomato plants are now at the … Continue reading How to Can Fresh Summer Tomatoes

Yummy Tuna Pasta Salad

Yummy Tuna Macaroni (Pasta) Salad

As a farm girl from rural Wisconsin, summer meant hot weather, no air conditioning, helping in the garden and often “cold suppers’. Sunday lunch was usually a beef roast, which we sliced for sandwiches on homemade bread during the week served with cucumber salad or fresh strawberry shortcake. Or one of my favorite summer cold … Continue reading Yummy Tuna Macaroni (Pasta) Salad

The R&J Lounge and Supper Club: Review

This last week has been full of visitors from out-of-town for the 4th of July holiday.  A good friend of Debra Jane, Lu, and Cate's (me) arrived on the 5th of July to celebrate the summer and to take care of family matters in Oklahoma City later that week.  Her arrival immediately prompted festivities and … Continue reading The R&J Lounge and Supper Club: Review

Avocado Toast. It’s a thing, and I love it!

My family and I just recently visited my birthplace, California. My 17 year old daughter is determined to go to college there. She is an aspiring director, writer, and film producer. So we packed up the car and made it a family trip. Several (9) college visits and some visiting with family all packed in … Continue reading Avocado Toast. It’s a thing, and I love it!