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About rosestancil

I am your average 50+-year-old who woke up one morning wondering how and where the extra 30 pounds suddenly appeared came from. I am a Mom to two grown children, an Environmental Engineer (go Clemson Tigers), and a farm girl. I was raised on a green onion and collard farm in what was then rural Lexington County, SC. I still live on a part of the farm and hope to stay there. I have had a subscription newsletter, Green Onion & Collards for several years. I published recipes using seasonal local foods. I became a bit overwhelmed at the responses (I know, this should have been a good thing right?) and stopped it about a year ago. Some of the recipes I post will be from the newsletter. I will not count calories or eat lettuce. Girl gotta eat. I also will not give up good craft beer and wine, I will watch my portion size however. I intend to cook healthy, full of flavor foods, which will allow me to eat more, exercise at least 4 times a week (no gym or gym contracts), reduce and try to eliminate processed foods, and have snacks handy. I am a work in progress and will always be. If I am crazy enough to post my weekly weight, you need to be crazy enough to tag along on this journey.

The Supremes

Soon as I heard the weather report last evening, I knew the crockpot was making an appearance. I soaked some dry navy beans overnight and make a delicious Navy Bean Soup for dinner tonight; now to decide if I want … Continue reading

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Request

Staying at daughter’s one more night then back home. She requested the Tomato Cobbler I posted Sep. 3. It is baking in the oven and the tomatoes, goat cheese, and thyme has the house smelling wonderful. The biscuit topping calls … Continue reading

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Just Not a Good Look For Her

Okay, wrote this yesterday and forgot to post last night. Recipe was delicious. What a great weekend. I had a very busy work week last week so Saturday, I set up in front of the TV for a day of … Continue reading

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The Flea’s Eyebrows

Well it is now, at time of writing blog, 2.5 hours before Clemson kicks off against Louisville and I am already nervous and anxious. It’s not like I can change the outcome of the game, but I feel as though … Continue reading

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Gulp!

I have been on the road yesterday and today, loving this weather, so when I returned today from my trip to Williston, I decided to treat myself to an iced latte. This is the only food/drink item I still consume … Continue reading

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Apples & Hops

Other than the return of college football, this weather makes me crazy for apples; fresh, local, unwaxed apples. Not pumpkin, pumpkin pie, or pumpkin pie spice as many people seem to be going crazy over and announcing the return of … Continue reading

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Funnel Cake Soda?

It was a good day, down 3 more pounds. I have been staying the same it seems the last few weeks so I was a little more motivated this week and very pleased with the results. Just when you think … Continue reading

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