https://youtu.be/883wUmvi5u0 The video link is above. If you can make it to Carterville on Memorial Day, it's worth the drive to Cannon Park to see the beautiful American flags on display. It is very sobering to walk through the flag-lined path and read the names of past and present persons in the military. It is … Continue reading Walk Through a Beautiful Display of American Flags
See You in Salem Saturday
A Slice of Southern Illinois will be in Salem, IL, this Saturday, June 10, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at GOgourmet Coffee Shop, 115 West Main Street. I will have my Watermelon Falls line of handmade jewelry and giftables available for purchase. If you have a receipt from GOgourmet dated between June 1, 2023 … Continue reading See You in Salem Saturday
The Obligatory New Year’s Eve Post
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. This past year certainly had its ups and downs. Many, including me, are ready for another fresh start. New Year's Eve 2022 started out extremely foggy in parts of Southern Illinois. Visibility was limited to a few feet--especially near large bodies of water like Crab Orchard Lake. … Continue reading The Obligatory New Year’s Eve Post
Savory Cranberry Grilled Cheese
My friends @glaciers_end recently provided me with some Cranberry Savory Chutney for my kitchen "playtime." 🙂 I have some other ideas for recipes, but I've discovered that you can make a quick and satisfying grilled cheese with it. I just used white sandwich bread with a little mayo on the outside of the slices. Inside, … Continue reading Savory Cranberry Grilled Cheese
Christmas Lights, Cameras, Action!
We may not have those perfectly timed, big fluffy snowflakes falling on cue, but that's OK. There are still plenty of Christmas movie-worthy adventures right here in Little Egypt. You don't have to grab a flight to one of those places that never seem to be on actual maps to experience the wonder of the … Continue reading Christmas Lights, Cameras, Action!
Fireflies at Dusk
https://youtu.be/C2J6dGUkZeQ One of the simple pleasures of summer (I realize June 17th is technically not summer, but when it's a sultry 100 degrees in the shade, it's close enough) is watching the fireflies. Fireflies, a.k.a. lightning bugs, are pretty amazing. Like tiny, flashing glowsticks, these cute little creatures can make the night sky seem a … Continue reading Fireflies at Dusk
Mushroom & Swiss Burger Salad
Happy Earth Day!
It's that time again... Earth Day is that day set aside each year to reflect upon God's beautiful creation and how we can be better stewards of it. Earth Day was introduced to the U.S. in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. It followed a large oil spill in 1969 and national concerns about air … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
Farmer’s Market Finds
As you've likely heard before, farmer's markets are a great local shopping adventure. Some are practically one stop for your grocery needs. Even in winter months, the Carbobdale area is blessed to have a couple of farmer's market options. The Community Farmer's Market is open December through March from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on … Continue reading Farmer’s Market Finds
If you were in Southern Illinois earlier this week, as temperatures actually hit 60 degrees Fahrenheit in some spots, you may have noticed grocery store shelves start to empty. Once the forecast indicated a wintry mix was coming, storm panic hit. People began planning large meals of French toast and meat. Well, maybe not, but … Continue reading Snow Days