catherine frederick

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Mr. Pickle

It’s one of those bright spring mornings, cool, mild, gorgeous. Wildflowers sprout near roadways, new leaves spring from the awakening trees, and Scotty Wallace,…

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Watermelon Pico

INGREDIENTS 1/2 whole small seedless watermelon, diced 1/2 whole red onion, diced 1 whole red bell pepper, seeded & diced 1 whole green bell…

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Smoky Mango Guacamole

INGREDIENTS 3/4 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 2 dried chipotle chili peppers Kosher salt, to taste…

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Dip into Summer

Fresh salsas and summertime. They go together quite nicely, don’t you think? Tomatoes, peppers, onions and jalapeños, fresh from the garden. When combined, they’re…

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BEHIND the CURTAIN

My house has twenty-two windows. No curtains, just mini-blinds. Most days it’s like living in a fishbowl. I’ve searched for curtains that I love…

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Manna for Momma

Our mommas have put up with a lot from us over the years. Granted, some put up with more than others, but there’s no…

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Strawberry, Blueberry, Banana Bread

Ingredients 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon butter flavored extract 1 teaspoon baking soda Dash…

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The Foodie Garden

I love the whole experience of gardening, from starting seeds to composting spent plants. I love to watch my plants grow, see how they…