Hello! Welcome to my blog.
I’m Sharon and I love a nice tall glass of iced sweet tea with a squeeze of fresh lemon. It just doesn’t get any better than that. With a refreshing sweet tea in my hand, I feel I can conquer just about anything.
I grew up in Western North Carolina. I’m married to my best friend, Paul. He’s the smartest person I know. He’s quite the intellect and no matter what I ask him, he just knows the answer. Truly! I believe he’s a walking modern Wikipedia. He works long hard hours, so I like to have something tasty for him to eat when he gets home. He enjoys trying my concoctions, especially things that are packed with lots of flavors. I have one son, Kyle. He just lights up my world. I love hanging out with him and his new wife, Erin. She is just a jewel. Kyle grew up with me experimenting on recipes and trying new things, so when they come over, it’s always an adventure. They are moving away so he can continue his education and I will miss them fiercely. I feel a therapy of mail order foods coming on. Gotta stay connected, right?
I will be posting recipes with pictures, details and cooking tips along the way. I love to cook and try new and exciting foods. I’m a country girl at heart and love the simple good ole’ southern foods. I love garden vegetables, fried chicken, roast with carrots and potatoes, dried beans with cornbread, cobblers and anything that starts with a stick of butter. With that being said, I also love foods packed with lots of different flavors. I’ve been venturing into the French, Mediterranean and Asian styles of cooking. My mouth waters just typing that. Mostly, I like to keep things simple, but sometimes it’s worth a little extra effort and time to get the flavors I’m looking for in a dish. I will share those recipes with shortcuts for a simple alternative.
I will also be posting about my gardening experiences. I live out in the country and we have several areas in our yard that have been transformed into gardens. We are right on the hardy zone line between 7 and 8. Mostly, I have flowers, but each year I do plant tomatoes, peppers (both hot and sweet), cucumbers and herbs. Usually I will try my hand in a new vegetable just to see if I can make it survive in this clay soil we have. I will feature plants in my garden and share what works best in this area.
Well, that’s a little about me. I hope you enjoy my blog and I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions.