Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blogging Update

To all my faithful followers and friends - I am taking a sabbatical from blogging on LivingWise so I can concentrate on finishing my cookbook. If you enjoy reading my blog you will definitely love my cookbook. Can't wait to get it all pulled together and in readers' hands! I'm keeping the blog open, but I won't be adding new posts. In the meantime follow me on facebook for news regarding the cookbook and when it's available.


Sunday, July 10, 2011


Finding a healthy meal to eat can be a challenge. Fried chicken, fries, it's just so good! The more of the type of food you eat, the more you crave it. Try to persuade yourself with healthy foods by eating them a couple of times. I enjoy almonds, apples and Rice Krispie Treats. Fast food is tricky because most of their food is filled wih fat and calories. When you're on a diet or trying to eat healtheir, it's important to know how many calories you're supposed to eat each day so you don't go over. Whatever you eat counts! (By: Jennifer Lait)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Cook Beets

"What is that?", people ask, as they walk by the display of beets.

"How do you cook 'em?" inevitably follows.

Well, if you can turn on the oven, then you can cook beets. It's that simple.

First, remove greens leaving about an inch of stem on the beets. Do not throw out the greens. Steam them; or add them to stir fries, soups, or stews.

Wash the beets really good - they grow in the dirt and can be quite dirty. Then, wrap them in aluminum foil and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 until they are soft and can be pierced with a fork, much like the consistency of a baked potatoe.

Remove from oven, and let beets cool. Then, peel, cut and serve. Delicious with roasted meats, especially pork. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Days Gone By

On my walk the other day I saw something that I haven't seen in a long time. There was this house in my neighborhood with a front porch. On this front porch were chairs, and in those chairs were two couples - sittin', hangin' out, talkin', killing time. This brought back a flood of summertime memories and inspired my latest poem. I titled it "Days Gone By".

Days gone by
Hot summer nights
Barefoot and chillin'
Underneath Southern lights.

Days gone by
Front porch we're a'sittin'
Swattin' at dem flies
Fresh lemonade a'sippin'.

Days gone by
Ice cream homemade
Peach-flavored and delicious
By the oak tree shade.

Days gone by
Fireflies a'dancin'
In a little while
Couples are romancin'.

Days gone by
At a snail's pace
Much ado about nothing
No worries 'bout life's race.

yeah...those good 'ole days gone by.