|Dianne Cage: Recipes include stuffed grapevine leaves|
May, The Kentucky Derby, the first one May 17, 1875. One thinks of beautiful horses, big pretty hats and mint juleps in frosty silver beakers with lots of fresh garden mint!
Was that amazing, what are the odds? A man from Houston won a contest and $80,000, a plane ticket to the Kentucky Derby. He puts the $80,000 on SUPER SAVER to win, 20 horses are running and he wins. Our own Louisiana true Cajun, CALVIN BOREL(on the rail) was the jockey. Borel has won three out of the last four Derbys.
Hope hope hope you have a MINT BED somewhere in your garden. The one in our garden was planted by Mrs. Mae Mickel, as in H Mickel Sports. She built this house in 1948. They say she inspected every brick and board that went into her dream home. She was an avid gardener and loved the old South design with lots of Dogwoods, Azaleas, Sprier and every kind of bulb that you can imagine. So over all these years you can only imagine all the beautiful surprises I have.
See who and what Dianne Cage is talking about this week — and what she is cooking up in the kitchen — on Page 9A of this week's Citizen.
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Dianne Cage writes a bi-weekly lifestyle column for The Ouachita Citizen. She and her husband, Mike Cage, live in Monroe.