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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~ Mary Oliver

jimmy carter’s favorite dinner again! . . .

delicata squash with maple syrup, corn on the cob, corn muffin and caesar salad - buttermilk

delicata squash with maple syrup, corn on the cob, corn muffin and caesar salad – buttermilk

I wonder how Jimmy Carter is doing? He turned ninety-one recently while having radiation treatments for melanoma. Still had that radiant smile going though. I read once that his favorite meal at a Plains, Georgia diner was always the same: three vegetables, cornbread and a glass of buttermilk.

We’ve had a couple of these meals in his honor already, and for some reason, I thought it would be nice to have it again tonight. There’s a delicata squash roasting in the oven with a maple/butter glaze permeating our kitchen with a delicious fragrance. Fresh corn on the cob and a caesar salad with croutons. A heated corn muffin in the skillet and a chilled glass of buttermilk.

Here’s to Jimmy Carter’s health!

 

chinese chive dumplings! . . .

photos from NYTimes article on Jeong Kwan

photos from NYTimes article on Jeong Kwan

Took these photos of some Chinese chives this weekend while making food inspired by the top photo of South Korean Zen Buddhist nun’s folded dumplings on a lotus leaf!

chinese chives

chopped chinese chives

folded dumplings

folded dumplings

dumplings 2

dipping sauce . . .

dipping sauce . . .