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Road Trip & A Request

February 15, 2011

We packed into the old Suburban – just how much food & luggage do 5 women need for 2 days! The conversation never lagged from the first moments! Encouragement, concern, support, excitement, endless possibilities…
Arriving a bit ahead of schedule, we stopped for lunch in a quaint little town. The recommended restaurant (there had been a feature article in Southern Living) required reservations – which we had not made because we did not know – so we walked down the street to a little hole in the wall, BarB-Que Caboose Cafe. Excellent choice! Delicious red beans & rice, pulled pork sandwiches & BBQ pizza, sweet tea in the glasses & lots of lemon.

BBQ Caboose.jpg


A bit of an adventure the final few miles, stopping twice for directions before finding the road.
Wonderful log cabin:

Lots of taxidermy in this place:





The main room has a high ceiling, Franklin stove & deck overlooking the lake.

“Non-Verizon users have to cook dinner.” I was going to cook anyway! Crudites with homemade Hummus & Paté to start while I grilled Bacon-wrapped Beef Filets, served with Raw Sweet Potato Salad & a Trapiche Cabernet. Olive & Sinclair Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs for dessert watching movies in the basement.
So much laughter!

Homemade Deodorant

P requested my recipe for Homemade Deodorant. With none of the chemicals, preservatives & irritants that can cause problems & NO ALUMINUM, it has a delicious, light scent of chocolate. I find all the ingredients at Whole Foods Market.


  • 2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Arrowroot
  • 10 drops Tea Tree Oil
  • 2 Vitamin E oil gel caps (puncture & squeeze out the oil) – optional


  1. One at a time melt, Shea butter, cocoa butter & coconut oil over low heat; combine in a small stainless bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients & stir until well mixed.
  3. Place small bowl in larger bowl filled with ice & water; stir until ingredients solidify.
  4. Spoon into 2 small glass jars.
  5. Cover with screw-on lid.
One Comment
  1. Sarie permalink
    February 26, 2011 10:26 pm

    But, Tmmy, I am such a ‘sweater’, and that is not the type that keeps you warm! Will this work?

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