Okra and spring poetry

Okra is generally seen as slimy and unappetizing unless it’s deep fried or used on a thickener in gumbo, and that’s generally in the south. My mom picked up a package but didn’t know what to do with it so she gave me the honors of dealing with this tricky vegetable. I took on the challenge trying to find a way to eradicate the slime … Continue reading Okra and spring poetry


It’s Halloween. October 31. And it is SNOWING! The absolute worst weather for anything but December. Anything before and it’s too soon. Anything after and I am already sick of it. And it isn’t even good snow, it is half rain, freezing and ridiculously cold. No wonder they call it the windy city… but walking the mile and a half home from school was brutal … Continue reading Hallowieners!