One of the my most popular all-time posts has nothing to do with my Cootchie.
Back in 2010, I wrote a recipe for making blackberry liqueur at home. You can find it by clicking here. It's become one of my most-read entries, even making a short list of how-to recipes on About.com.
This year, MTM and I decided to try a new twist in our hooch factory, I mean, kitchen. Strawberries are available in much of the United States right now. How better to commemorate their little red lives than by drowning them in Everclear, swirling them with simple syrup, and fermenting them for a few months? Summer, fall or winter, we'll have a tasty bit of spring to sip and hiccup, I mean, savor.
In honor of Mother's Day, an encore homage to the woman who birthed the love of my life and nurtured him into the man he has become. She is also known as my Mother-in-Law, the Butcher of Milwaukee.
And, she is going to kill me for telling this MTM-inspired story.
Mother's Day is Sunday. Many of you probably lose sleep wondering why I don't write about my mother much on my blog.
While my father is this big, gregarious personality, my mother is...........a quiet, ladylike force. She does NOT like for me to write about her.
I have been a Bad, Bad Writer. A host of you have bestowed blogging awards upon me, and I haven't properly thanked you.
While I love getting awards, I still can't believe anyone reads my writing. I procrastinate. In private, I wonder why anyone would think me worthy.
Rather than accept the awards according to the rules, I am going to *attempt* to thank people publicly.