A visiting guinea? A ‘possum in the dining room? What strange and wondrous occurrences can one expect while living on an Ozark mountaintop for forty years?
These lyrical adventure stories feature chickens, raccoons, bugs, dogs, cats, and natural critters of this woodland home. Throw in a few neighbors who shoot copperheads or remodel the dirt road. Ponder the passage of time through a philosophical lens of wonder and delight. The seasons bring summer heat, winter snow, pouring rain, the power of fire. Lessons learned, questions posed–who has lived and died on this land? What is our responsibility to this place, its creatures, each other?
Come meet the goat on the road.
Three of these stories gained the Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni Writer’s Grant 2002 Award from the Northwest Arkansas branch of the National League of American Pen Women.
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Just in time for the holidays, this collection of recipes includes great ideas for entertaining!
Originally, this collection preserved the recipes of Fayetteville’s popular Trailside Café and Tea Room. Plate lunches of Pot Roast or Ribs ‘n’ Kraut became overnight hits. Now, with new additions, crowd pleasers like Cheeseball or Hummus will fit any occasion.
Your guests on a cold night will snuggle in with a steaming bowl of Potato Leek Soup or Spicy Chicken Chili. Or how about platters of Tea Sandwiches for those hungry relatives, bread of your choice plus a delicious array of fillings, from Apple & Cream Cheese to Chicken & Chutney (with our own recipe of Mango Chutney), or try the venerable standard, Egg & Dill.
Test your baking chops with a batch of Brown Butter Cookies (You’ll run out!). Basics for a scrumptious dinner include Chicken & Dumplings and Salmon Fillet with Curried Rice, always great options, but salads sometimes hit the spot. Try Curried Chicken Salad or a delicious Fruit Salad with Tahini-Coconut Milk Dressing.
The greatly expanded last chapter includes Herb Roasted Potaotes and Persimmon Cookies plus many more family recipes sure to be a hit in anyone’s kitchen. Recipes of Trailside Café and Tea Room offers over 200 recipes for easy, down home food. Makes a great gift, too!
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