Before Vermont became the 14th state in the Union, it existed as an independent nation for 14 years. It became in independent country in 1777. The Vermont Republic existed from January 15, 1777 to March 4, 1791, when it was admitted to the Union as the State of Vermont. During Vermont’s independence, it printed currency, enacted laws including a ban on slavery and established a postal service. Not bad for such a small place.Continue reading “Vermont and Gumbo”
For a lot of people, Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras is the perfect excuse to eat too much, drink too much and just all around have way more fun than imaginable. These days very few people stop to think of the religious implications of the day.Continue reading “Fat Tuesday’s Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo”
This year is a leap year. That special year with an extra day in February, unless you are a century with an exception rule. Let me explain . . .
At its heart, gumbo is nothing more than meat or seafood cooked in a stewing sauce. Traditionally, gumbo includes rice, almost as an unwritten rule. However; rules are never carved in stone. Right?