Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

1 large onion, chopped ¾ cup miniature carrots 2 stalks celery with leaves, chopped ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 head cabbage cut into eight equal wedges 1-1/2 pounds thick boneless pork chops or pork loin cut into 1” pieces 1 package Eckrich smoked beef sausage cut into ½” to 1” slices 4 Tbls. Butter…

The plethora of hearts, chocolate and stuffed animals the size of toll booths igniting the air and the airwaves the past month drove me into thoughtful consideration *and into making a  list* of the things I truly love. Criteria for My List  I limited my truly love list to five items. Since my spouse, family…

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” ~ Albert Einstein  Did early Americans invent embroidery to make samplers and decorate hope-chest items for hopeful young ladies waiting to become wives and mothers? Hardly! The art of embroidery started in China thousands of years ago. China began to weave silk from silkworm cocoon fibers about 5,000 years…