TOMATOES-TOMATOES

The tomatoes are ripe! Red, scrumptious and ready for my favorite sandwich! The sandwich is simply multi-grain bread, slathered with helmann’s mayonnaise, thick slice of tomato, salt, black pepper, cut in half! I will be using these ripe tomatoes in the next few weeks in new recipes. For now the grill is on I am ready to cook and then shortly thereafter, jump into our pool! Wishing you were here! Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Name “Cheffie Cooks”

MANY PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME ABOUT THE NAME “CHEFFIE COOKS” IT IS A VERY EASY ANSWER REALLY. ONE OF MY BROTHERS’ GAVE ME THIS NICKNAME YEARS AGO; IT WAS CHEFFIE THIS OR CHEFFIE THAT. OH, THEY DID HAVE A FEW OTHER NICKNAMES FOR ME BUT WE SHALL NOT GET INTO THEM (HeHe). OUT OF ALL OF THEM THIS ONE STUCK. IT SEEMS REASONABLE TO USE IT AS MY HEADER BECAUSE “CHEFFIE COOKS” NON STOP, 7 DAYS A WEEK, 3 SQUARE MEALS A DAY…I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT…CREATING AND SHARING RECIPES IS GREAT FUN. TWEAKING THEM, GETTING REACTIONS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SHARING OLD FAMILY RECIPES FROM GENERATIONS AGO THAT I ENJOYED GROWING UP AND STILL COOK TODAY. THERE ARE VERY FEW FOODS I DO NOT LIKE AND I WILL TRY ANYTHING AT LEAST ONE TIME, BEFORE DECIDING HOW I MIGHT USE IT IN A RECIPE. ALL OF MY RECIPES ARE ORIGINALS! I WILL CLOSE WISHING YOU GOOD HEALTH! Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

 

Bumper Crop of Mint!!!

The garden mint is bumper! Creating so many recipes using this fragrant herb! From smoothies to side dishes to main dishes. Cooking, tasting, tweaking, writing recipes, enjoying them all! My family and friends are going wild over these new recipes-they love trying them and giving their opinions-which by the way I rely on. I do have the final say though?

No shortage of fresh produce, cantaloupes, watermelons, tomatoes, strawberries, oranges, lemons, limes. I love fresh fruits and vegetables. I especially enjoy Seafood! Florida has so much to choose from…Must be why I was raised here and stay here…

The beach is inundated with cars, tourists, high tide, low tide, the sight, smell and sounds are all to familiar too me. I never take it for granted. The beauty surrounds me each and every day. The Palm trees, did you know Queen Anne Palm Trees are valued at 1,500.00 each. That is a fact. Treat them gingerly. The standard Palm Trees less but they are substantially all over the area. 

I will close this with my best wishes of good health! Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

Mid Month of July?

I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT IS MID JULY ALREADY!!!

THE CHILDREN WILL SOON GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL…DOWN SOUTH THEY BEGIN SCHOOL EARLY. IT IS STILL HOT, HOT, HOT WEATHER, PALM TREES SWAYING IN THE OCEAN SEABREEZES, THE BABY SEA TURTLES STILL COMING OUT FROM THE DUNES (NESTS), LATE AT NIGHT AND SCAMPER TO THE OCEANS’ CREST, THEN SCAMPER BACK. THE HERMIT CRABS ARE IN FULL FORCE. MY “OCEAN” IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS. “CHEFFIE COOKS”… CLW

GREETINGS TO ALL!!!

Recently I met a lady who told me she left alone? ALONE I thought to myself instantaneously; I then read her a poem I had written several years ago. I would like to share that with you today… it is called FOREVER, YOUR CHILD.

As I walk this path alone, I am reminded of the days gone by, joyous and sadness abound my life

For as I have walked alone most of my life, I am reminded of the love, faith and hope shared in my life

The sunrises the sunsets, the ocean, the sky, are made by my creator and shared with me my whole life

I am a child of yours let it be told, do I walk alone every day of my life, you taught me about your love almost every day of my life

Throughout this life do we ever walk alone, forever, your child I am not alone…

The beauty surrounds me on a cool windy night, I am reminded you loved me most of my life

Seemingly endless this quiet walk alone, I have felt you near me most of my life, am I really alone?

Throughout this life do we ever walk alone, forever, your child I am not alone…

When rain falls lightly can it be so, sprinkle the foliage love knows all, above a light shines vivid and bright

One day I’ll step onto a path and know, you loved me most of my life the love will show

On a meadow the dew sits still, I know I am your child, over and over I tell myself in your life you are not alone

Throughout this life do we ever walk alone, forever, your child I am not alone……CLW

“Cheffie Cooks”

KINDS WORDS ARE EASILY SPOKEN IT IS THERE ECHOES WE WILL REMEMBER…..CLW

Every day we can inspire someone with a kind gesture, a few kind words. It is easy to do. In a global world ever changing it is  possibly the best way to deal with whatever comes our way. CLW