Janis Joplin called connection with her fans “super-valid”
in a program displayed at America’s Music, a project celebrating American
Popular Music, on display through March 24 at Museum of the Gulf Coast.
During a performance she and fans are all into each other,
she said. I also saw a performance outfit that belonged to Isaac Payton Sweat
of Cotton Eyed Joe fame. Great anecdotes about the Texas International Pop
Festival are on the wall.
Mary L. Dauphine is ready to look younger and she’s on a
health kick to drink more water, get to Zumba at the Recreation Center, keep up
her energy for her work at Bob Hope school. Why is she telling me all this? She
wanted to win a copy of the book “7 Years Younger,” and she did.
The editors of Good Housekeeping compiled this book that
offers “The Revolutionary 7-Week Anti-Aging Plan.” Dauphine sound ahead of the
game, because this well-organized book does tell us what we should already
know. We should keep moving, eat right and keep a positive attitude. We need to
hear that and actually do it. There are also many tips for the right kind of
beauty products for our needs and great inspiration from women who have
incorporated these simple practices and how much better they look and feel.
It’s also a cookbook, which I love. Here are some ideas
for whole wheat pasta, which is the only kind I use now: creamy peas and ham,
fall sausage and veggie; Italian tuna with capers; feta and tomato; spring
shrimp and tofu lo mein.
What’s in your jar?
Andrea Jourdan has taken every variation of chocolate,
fruit, cream and herbs and put them in a jar. I don’t know who had the
countdown job, but she narrowed down her triumphs for “150 Best Desserts in a
Jar.” Want to go in order, or skip around to:
Pineapple Rum Vanilla Baba, Nectarine Cream with Crunchy
Meringue, Cantaloupe and Raspberry Splash, Rose Jelly and Lemon Cream?
I learned a lot of background from her notes and got ideas
aplenty. All these little beauties come to your table in little Mason or other
decorative jars to wow your guests. What? You didn’t invite anyone else to
enjoy? Mar jars for you.
1. Place cubed strawberries in a large bowl.Sprinkle with
confectioner’s sugar and toss gently. Add orange juice and
mix gently. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
2. Drain strawberries, discarding liquid, and return to
bowl. Add orange zest, mint and salt and mix very gently. Transfer to jars,
dividing equally. Serve immediately or cver and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
3. When you’re ready to serve, top each serving with 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
Talking about great food, new products and community news usually does sound good to Darragh Doiron, Port Arthur News reporter. This blog is a compilation of her columns, Culinary Thrill Seeking, Community Scoop and Sounds Good. Let her know what sounds good to you at email@example.com.
Darragh Doiron is a reporter for The Port Arthur News