Category Archives: Coal Camps

Warm Blackberry Cobbler for a Cold Day

Most of the nation is enjoying spring blossoms now, but this morning I awakened to snow in my Colorado yard. Thus, a warm Kentucky cobbler is a perfect dessert for a day like today. Large, juicy blackberries grow wild in … Continue reading

Posted in Appalachia, Book: Zetta's Dream, Coal Camps, Kentucky, old-time desserts

Zetta’s Coal Camp Christmas

After a restless night, Zetta dressed quietly and slipped into the kitchen. The snow still was falling. She watched the soot absorb the flakes, then picked up an orange from yesterday’s school party and breathed deeply of its fragrance before … Continue reading

Posted in Appalachia, Book: Zetta's Dream, children, Christmas, Coal Camps, families, Kentucky