Her name was Donna and she was a friend from our early days in Winchester. We were vegetarian and she was a great cook. Donna thought of us, and adapted this Hoppin John recipe for us. It’s been 18 years but I still remember her fondly.
Celeste is, before all else, a Catholic wife and homeschooling mother of nine children. A former birth doula and newscaster from the Shenandoah Valley, she would describe herself as a javaphilic yarnaholic. Regardless of her whereabouts, Louisiana will always be home.