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Keeping Tradition – The Turtle Creek Method

When my parents were still building the cabin at the rear of the property where Turtle Creek now resides, it was time divided between two lives. The house in Marietta – where jobs and obligations lived. And the cabin  in Dahlonega – where their new life as retirees would one day begin. They would pack up the vehicles on Fridays and make the long back roads trip to spend every free moment of the weekend hanging drywall, painting and installing the finishing elements of their house in the hills. New Year’s week 1989, my dad had taken the week off in order to do as much as possible at the cabin to get it livable, and decided to spend the week here… “roughing it” and working. And while they had remembered the champagne for the big countdown, it seems they had forgotten to pack…buy… make anything else for the celebration… and all there was in the assorted ice chests and pantry was a lone package of Fig Newtons. They toasted the New Year with pink champagne and …

Later and Shorter…

“The night air is cool on the body, mesmerized as the light glistens off the dark and oddly black appearing liquid … and in the light of the full moon I’m spinning and twirling…..” nothing… at all.  eh.. back to the eats… The Veg. Copper Pennies While not a southern tradition, they are a fine addition to the whole personal wealth scheme of a theme. And being as objective as I can about it, probably just about as a fool proof way of enriching your bank account as say buying into Carlton Sheets “How to Steal a House from Desperate People” or that other guy’s “Learn to buy all the distressed property in a town no one wants to live” plan. This way, you at least get to eat something good and not feel all dirty afterwards. Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 4 Large Carrots – Peeled 1/2 Cup Orange Juice 1/4 Cup Honey 1/2 Cup Chicken (or vegetable) Stock 1/2 Cup Butter or Non Dairy Margarine 1 Shallot – Minced 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black …