Amazon Fire Stick

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tygerheart Fine Soaps

If you're wondering why I've not written a blog post in a while, it's because I've been making soap like crazy. I've had the soaping bug for quite a long while. I don't think a bar of store-bought soap has touched my skin in nearly a dozen years. My soap is good. Take a look here at my Etsy Shop, Tygerheart Fine Soaps. Locals can get their paws on these bars at Creative Hands Artisan at the intersection of Groce Road and Highway 29 in Lyman, SC.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Version of Carolina Gold aka Yaller BBQ Sauce

Since "yaller sauce" is getting kind of hard to find around here, I figured out this recipe after several attempts. We like it better than the store-bought kind. Put this stuff in the blender for a few seconds then store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Shake before using.

1/2 cup yellow mustard
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Friday, April 16, 2010

For Gary Carden

Gary, this is the Wordle of your interview in the Smoky Mountain News.
Wordle: Gary Carden's interview with the Smoky Mountain News

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordling Favorite Poems for National Poetry Month

The Exchange by Ron Rash

Wordle: The Exchange by Ron Rash

Mountain Bride by Robert Morgan

Wordle: Mountain Bride by Robert Morgan

Work by Darnell Arnoult

Wordle: Work by Darnell Arnoult

Good News for Me!

The good news is that I won the 2010 Hub City Award for Poetry. Click to read the article.
My youngest suggested that mine must have been the ONLY poetry entry this year. Oh, nay, nay, I said. There were prizes offered for 2nd and 3rd places as well. And the icing on the cake - I also took third place in fiction.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Playing with Wordle

My students introduced me to I noticed their interesting notebook covers and asked them how they made them. I put in the text to one of my previous posts, Kudzu Cousins and Lye Soap, and got this.

Wordle: KudzuCousinsandLyeSoapEssay

Then I put in Robert Morgan's poem, Honey, and got this.

Wordle: Honey by Robert Morgan

Go play with Wordle.