I'm not sure where okra ranks in popularity in the U.S., but I can't imagine it's anywhere near the top of the list. It doesn't have a lot of flavor and it's slimy....Good to thicken a gumbo, but not so good to snack on. So, how do you make it delicious? Bread it and fry it of course!
I spend too much of my time inside an office or studio and even though we do have a great view, it's no substitute for fresh air and sunshine. In addition to the physical outdoor activities I've been doing (mainly riding bikes with my daughter and taking walks), I'd like to start doing some patio dining at least once a week. In fact, I'd like to see which restaurant has the best patio in town.