Save Your Money | Make Your Own Food: LadyG’s Pepper and Tomato Bisque

This is a very simple and inexpensive dish for a delicious and warming Autumn lunch.

Full disclosure: The most expensive ingredient in this bisque is the smoked gouda cheese.

Please feel free to substitute the gouda with a nice cheese that fits both your personal taste and budget.

By the way, I only share the main ingredients, tools and methods…

It’s a template of sorts.

There is no recipe as I am a soul food cook who creates recipes ‘by heart.’

That said…

Take a look at the video, prepare it yourself and let your conscience be your guide!

Let me know if you happen to try this and tell me about the modifications you made.


Enjoy the video!

Evening PorchTalk Podcast With LadyG: Light and Dark | Ever Seen A Ghost? Just Open Your Eyes!

Enjoy the video and remember to comment below.


  • Autumn’s slant of light
  • Communing with trees | Not just an oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange
  • Strange, unusual and beautiful sightings appear this time of year
  • Superstitions: Never look at the moon through the trees
  • Ever seen a ghost? Just open your eyes!
  • Southern storytelling

Any similarities between stories told in this video and real events is strictly coincidental.

Clocks, Bells, Villagers and Watchmen

A throwback from a couple of years ago to acknowledge the change of seasons! Expect more from me coming very soon! Happy Fall Y’all!

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***This post is a follow up toFirst of the Fall

In “First of the Fall,” I shared that Lady J and I were planning to enjoy thefirst day of fall.

And we did!

First, we went to the Hamlet of Subway in order to secure provisions for a leisurely lunch in the park.

After examining their menu, we decided to purchasea portion of roasted beast atop flattened bread-replete with any number and kind ofvegetables from the farmer’s harvest.

Best believe we added a tankard of sweet tea and a bag of chips 😉

I’mpartial to salt and vinegar! Lady J opted for BBQkettle chips.


After leaving the good people at Subway, Lady J and Ibegan a journey that ended at a local park.

There we commenced to enjoy our meal and take in the day.

But, alas, a bell began to toll!


Lady J was immediately startled-yet intrigued!

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If It’s not a HELL YES…

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Yeah… so I was recently watching a video and the discussion was about the fact that most of us are not living up to our highest dreams.

At some point during the conversation, everyone came to the agreement that most folks are doing what other folks have said that they should be doing–never questioning their own fundamental wishes.

After a bit of a lull in the video’s dialogue, one of the participants politely expressed her newfound philosophy on life:

If it’s not a HELL YES…It’s a HELL NO!



That’s it!

So I decided that if whatever I’m thinking about doing next does not excite me to the highest heights, then it’s an automatic and emphatic HELL NO for me.

Any thoughts?

True Dat: What Choo Know ‘Bout Sheep?

Matthew 25:31-46

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And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
Matthew 25:40

Today’s “True Dat” is coming to you live and direct from Wales (UK) via my dear friend, Roger at Writing Despite Computers and Programmes | Writing writing and more writing.

Roger reminds us about the Divine’s take on sheep and goats as described in the good book by Matthew.

Matthew 25:31-46.
31“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

32All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.

33And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

34Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
36I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
38When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
39Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
40And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

41“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
42for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
43I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’
45Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

46And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

TRUE DAT! or as Roger says, “That is true!”