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Before I get to football, let me tell you about my morning. I didn’t sleep well last night and certainly didn’t have much planned for today. I felt horrible and the only thing I needed to do was drive into town and get my medicine. It wasn’t available late Friday after I went to the doctor but was supposed to be ready this morning. So, a quick drive, grab my medicine and some paper towels, and back to my house to wait for ESPN College Game Day. It was going to be live from Cowboy Stadium, the location for the Bama-Wisconsin game.

And after getting my medicine, I remembered that I am making a big pot of bone broth later tomorrow and would probably use all my frozen stash of bones so I should run by the farmer’s market to get more.

I had to pass by some of my favorite vendors to get to my bones…

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Look what is showing on a huge screen..College Game Day. Only in Tuscaloosa Smile

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All the late summer fruits!

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This is Snow’s Bend Farms. A couple of years ago, we got a CSA box from them. I missed the deadline this year so I try to visit each week to gather some amazing flavorful vegetables. There really is a difference in taste with local, organic gardening.

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I grabbed some yard-long beans, carrots, spaghetti squash, okra, eggs, bones, and sweet potatoes today. That’s a small bounty for me, but I was low on cash and energy to walk and talk.

On the way out, I passed by this local favorite. Tea Town Tuscaloosa. I love love love this food truck (tea truck).

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Look at the 3 choices today. It’s like they knew I was desperately needing the honeybush ginger. The honeybush is a great for a few things, especially cold.  The Pinitol in Honeybush tea makes it popular as  cough expectorant and herbal aid for colds and flu. And throw in some ginger to help ease the stomach irritation from the antibiotic I just took, and this is a feel-good tea that I had to have. Thank you Tea Town!!

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Sources of ingredients. I love this!

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I haven’t mentioned this near as often as I wanted to mention it….but I live for Alabama football. The long months between “June return from Colorado” and the first game in September are horrendous. It’s too hot to enjoy outdoor activities and my town is just waiting for the first Saturday night lights.


I had a lot of early games to watch while I was napping. It’s opening weekend and everybody is checking out the competition. And then I got busy on my first game traditions. Jalepeno poppers.

Safety first! plastic glasses and gloves.

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A big pan of awesome, waiting for the bacon.

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This was the afternoon appetizer. For our game, I made my loaded nachos.

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That was a lot in a great long day of football, snoozing, and eating favorites I have not had since last January 1 game. It’s so good to have football and tailgating back in Tuscaloosa!


Tuesday 8th of September 2015

FWIW Your feed doesn't go any further than 2015-07-09 either which is about the time I signed up originally.


Monday 7th of September 2015

Hi Katrina, signed up for your e-mail updates and so far got nothing at all. Tried to send you an e-mail about it with no response, unsubscribed and subscribed again. No changes. Can you please look into it? It's not in the spambox either.


Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

You're welcome and thank you for tackling the problem despite being busy.


Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

I am STILL working with MailChimp about this. I'm about to ditch them and Im currently looking for another mail provider. Thank you for letting me know.