Skip to main content

Neglect, Abandonment & Shame

Despicable Me. I have neglected what's elemental. I love this blog but I have been so busy writing and working on other projects that I haven't given it the time deserved. I am going to do something about that in the next few weeks. Yep, you are right! Guest bloggers! I am asking a couple of my blogger friends to share what is elemental to them, and then we're going to share it right here! I am psyched about it. I hope it is inspiring, thought provoking and comment evoking.

Oh, and if you want to share what's elemental email me at buffisan (at) gmail dot com. No spam, just real life stuff. If it's verifiable blog worthy stuff, it will be right here in black and white.

What is elemental? Those are the issues, components, pieces of you, items, that make up the parts of your life, your world even - that are necessary. They are very necessary to complete the idiom that is you.

For me, an elemental component of my world is hot water cornbread. It seems like such a little thing, but if my mother or grandmother or even my granddad were not making hot water cornbread at certain elemental times in my life whole experiences would be shaped differently.

Now, when I make vegetable soup on a cold day like today with snow drifting in and my kids lying around watching their fave videos, I am pulling out the ingredients to hot water cornbread. Each piece is not just a piece - it is full of the history of my family and the men and women before them who made this simple concoction. It's Elemental.

Wanna try it?
2 cups cornmeal
1 1/2 cup boiling water
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
Oil for frying
Batter should be really thick.
Let the oil get hot and drop small pancake size batter balls in; brown on both sides and serve (with or without butter). Great with bean or vegetable soup or any meal.

So, I am looking forward to sharing with you and I hope you want to share with others!


Popular posts from this blog

At Last, Alex Troutt Thriller:Book 6 - Review

New Release....
Alex Troutt Thriller, Book #6
AT Last

Thirty years after losing a parent to a hit-and-run drunk driver, FBI agent Alex Troutt finally confronts the killer--the same man who just murdered the Boston police chief.
And what Alex pulls from him shatters her core.

Armed with little more than hope and a shred of decades-old evidence, Alex chases a memory from her past, hoping that she'll find the mother she never really had. With her old buddy Archie on board --as much as ever can be -- the hunt takes her deep into the foothills of West Virginia. A fanatical religious cult has created its own society. Desperate to right a thirty-year wrong, Alex must out-think and out-duel everyone in her path to right a thirty-year wrong.

Will Alex’s quest to find the truth destroy her life all over again?

My Review

John W Mefford's Alex Troutt Thriller series is a group of books that can be read in succession or each one can stand alone. This most recent addition to the series, At L…

Review: Hurricane In Paradise by Deborah Brown

Set against the steamy backdrop of Tarpon Cove's sun-kissed, tropical waters, sexy sleuths and best friends Madison and Fab are at it again dealing with the occasional dead body. Hidden just below the surface of the small town lies an underworld, one steeped in deceit, corruption, and deadly secrets. It's only a matter of time before Madison and Fab find themselves on a collision course with the police, who consider them likely suspects in a murder.

Ride along on their adventures when the duo realizes that a family member is missing and pull themselves away from all jobs to track him down. Theories: walked away, freak accident, kidnapped? If so, then why no ransom demand?

Hurricane in Paradise is book ten in the thrilling and humorous provocative Paradise series, which finds the two waist-deep in mystery and romance. It is a smart, adventurous read that delivers heart-thumping, non-stop action. Join Madison and Fab as they solve the most twisted of cases, through unconvention…

The Asian Slow Cooker - Change Up on the Crockpot Scene!

The Asian Slow Cooker cookbook provides great new flavors to try in your slow cooker. These simple and delicious recipes will have your favorite Asian dishes waiting for you right when you get home. With the press of a button, you can make authentic dishes that are healthier and tastier than their restaurant counterparts. You’ll experience a wide variety of flavors; choose spicy, vegetarian, noodles or rice. There are even recipes that have 5 ingredients or less. Extra long day? Kelly’s fuss-free one-pot and skillet recipes will have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less?and with only one pan to wash, cleanup will be a breeze.Whether you’re in the mood for General Tso’s Chicken, Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken, Beef Chow Fun, Panang Curry, Mapo Tofu or Tom Yum Hot and Sour Soup, you can have fast, delicious meals every day of the week the easy way.

My Review

Most everyone in my family knows that I love to cook, and I love to share; but time is also of the essence. Speaking of ess…