Collard Greens Staked in Containers | Greens From Daddy’s Patio: LadyG & Daddy Fuss | (S.2 Ep.2)

Collard Greens staked in containers from LadyG and Daddy’s garden

In this video, I decided to harvest some collard greens from our garden. Daddy starts fussing at me for not cutting the collards closer to the stalk.

He swears that I “left enough food on the plant for a baby.”

After the harvest, the collards, which grow upward like a little tree, had to be staked in order to keep them growing straight–we don’t want them to lean and break.

At any rate, I am including my own “closed caption” in the video because Daddy talks low and he has a very deep Southeast Alabama accent; hell, he makes me sound like I’m from New York–and that takes some doing!

***Caveat: I didn’t caption everything he said—I want to tune your ear to our beautiful dialect!

Good luck with that!

By the way, don’t let the accent fool you, my Dad tested high enough on the ASVAB (or whatever the equivalent was at that time) to go to Air Force flight school–and he was only 17!

Sadly, a physical injury kept him out.

That said, we might talk slow but we ain’t no dummies!


Anyway, at one point in the video, you’ll hear me cuss–but don’t worry, Daddy had walked off for a second to get the water hose–he couldn’t hear me.

That was more of an inside joke between me and my son who was acting as my camera man. LOL!

And now…

Watch and listen to all the antics in the video on harvesting and showing our collards staked in their containers.

Cooking Tips, Garden Talk, Juicing Complaints and Spiritual Guidance In Less Than Three Minutes

LadyG’s famous collard greens with ham

Today, I am in a random mood so I decided to cull together a few cooking tips along with some pictures from my garden and a quick talk about spirit.

Peep below to get the goods!

Be warned, there’s a bit of salty talk (cussing) in this video. So if you have delicate ears or you are under a certain age–chile, please move on and know that LadyG loves you anyway.

And now…


Happy Summer From Daddy’s Garden

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My Dad’s Garden in Alabama.  Summer 2017.


Would you just look at those collard greens and ‘maters!

Just look at ’em!

I don’t know about you, but fresh produce is a MUST in my life!

That said, doesn’t this inspire you to want to go plant a garden?

It inspired me!

But there’s a problem…

Lady G ain’t ’bout to go digging ’round in the Lord’s ground…

What with snakes, and worms and any manner of creeping thing that creepeth!

I simply cannot!


I can see myself working with planters and raised garden beds.

And so…

My daughter, Lady J, and I have decided to recruit my Dad to teach us how to grow veggies and herbs using the aforementioned.

So let it be written, so let it be done!

The Ladies have spoken!


Oh, by the way, excuse my manners!  It’s been awhile and I haven’t had time to drop by and wish you guys a happy summer!


Happy Summer my loves!

I will certainly keep you posted on the progress of our garden project.

Until then…

Enjoy these pics!

Leave me a comment or just say hello!

Garden Bodyshot

One must know how to repurpose a fast food drive-thru beverage carrier! LOL!

I pray that you all have a magnificent week!  Love and light to you!

Lady G 💋💋

Lady G Pensive


Sunday Dinner with Lady G: 10-9-16

Cube Steak and Cornbread Dressing with Fresh Collard Greens and Tomatoes



Lady G threw down today!

Uh huh!


So if you’ve been following me then you already know that I love to cook and eat all sorts of food.

Name a continent and I can guarantee you that I have cooked and eaten a dish from that locale.

I love ’em ALL!


Around here, if it’s Sunday, it’s all about soul food BABY!

You better get into it!

Seriously, I learned to cook by watching Mama.

Mama NEVER used recipes; the ingredients and directions were all in her head.

Everything was by heart.

Or, better yet, soul!

And now, here I am, many years later, cooking the same meals that I remember–straight from Mama’s kitchen.

Come on over y’all!

I got a plate waiting just for YOU!

So tell me, do you love to cook?

If so, who taught you?

What are some of your favorites?

Let’s discuss in comments 🙂


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a great week 🙂

Around The World on a Plate

I am so sorry but, my God,  I love a good Prince reference!  For those of you who are confused, the title of this post is a play on Prince’s “Around the World in a Day.” Of course, die-hard Prince fans knew this instantly.

Sorry for the digression!

Today I am sharing pictures of dishes that I prepared in the past year or so.  I will admit that I got pretty jazzy!  Meaning, I opted to cook things that are out of the norm for some of us Southern folks.  You see, around these parts, it’s best to play it pretty safe!  You know, stick with the usual suspects like fried, baked or barbecued chicken, pork, steak, etc.  You will soon see that I chose NOT to play that game!

Check this out!

Shrimp Etouffee!  Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Cher!

In other words!  “Let the good times roll!”  Yass baby!  I made this myself!  I learned how to make it by watching a family friend who is from Zachary, LA.

shrimp fried rice
Shrimp Fried Rice

I mean…what else do I need to say about ANY kinda fried rice?  One word: “Bomb!”

Pork steak and shrimp
Kitchen sink shrimp and Grilled Pork Steak

I used everything but the kitchen sink to season these skrimps! Yes, I meant to spell it that way!

Okay, for those of you who like more traditional foods, I got you too!

grilled vegs
Grilled Veggies

The veggies were cooked to death! But still good!

Thanksgiving Turkey

Baby, this turkey was browner than I am… and that takes some doing! It was juicy too!

Dressing-not stuffing


Sorry for the IPhone shadow, but I think you get the gist! Melt in your mouth!

collard greens
Collard Greens

All of the ham hocks were gone by the time I took this picture; yeah, we ate ’em!

Buttermilk pie
Buttermilk Pie

I couldn’t leave you without dessert!  Google any recipe for buttermilk pie; you can’t lose! Succulent!


Tomato, Garlic and Basil on Toast Crackers

My daughter had this for lunch today; she loves it!  If my mom had packed this for my lunch, I would have cried all the way to school and back!

At any rate, I hope you enjoyed checking out my work!  By the way,  I am sure that my dear cousin Annie is snoring by now since she has already seen these.

No matter, I thought the rest of you might like a quick gander at my culinary projects!

What’s on your plate?