I’ve really been thinking about heroes a lot lately.

What does a hero mean to you?

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, this is the definition of a hero:

he·ro noun \ˈhir-(ˌ)ō\
: a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities

: a person who is greatly admired

: the chief male character in a story, play, movie, etc.

A person I greatly admire is my Grandma Roginski. She is a hero to me because of her sweet, tender heart for others. She encouraged me to move to Nashville, pursue my dream of working in the music industry and instilled in me to never let go of whatever I wanted. To this day, I thank her. She’s a woman who has been a fighter her whole life. She raised seven children, has 20+ grandchildren and created her own legacy planting seeds in her garden. If you plant a seed, wait patiently for the rains to come, and wait a few days, a minuscule baby green plant will sprout. Before you know it, you have a patch of Cinderella-carriage pumpkins and dreaming fields of marigolds, cucumbers, and radishes. If you close your eyes, you can even envision apple trees a few yards away from the garden, deliciously awaiting to be transformed into apple coogan. On a crisp and cool summer night, the fireflies continue to dance in the lawn and celebrate the remembrance of a wonderful lady. A hero in her daughter’s eyes and a champion gardener. What more could you ask for in a hero?


Olive’s Chicken Salad

One Can of Chunk Chicken Breast
A Slice of Red onion (add to taste…)
A half stalk of celery
One bunch of Grapes
6 oz. of Mayo
Garlic powder
Old Bay seasoning
Walnuts (optional)

1. Put chicken breast pieces into a medium mixing bowl.

2. Break up chicken chunks with a fork.
(The less chunky it is, the easier it is to put on a sandwich.)

3. Dice up a half stalk of celery and place into bowl of chicken.

4. Dice up one slice of red onion (according to taste) and make sure the pieces are tiny so it’s not too overpowering.

5. Cut up one bunch of grapes (or however many you want) and slice each of them into halves.

6. Scoop 6 ounces of Mayo into bowl.

7. Add pepper, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning and cumin to desired flavor.

8. Serve with croissants, pitas or on regular bread. It’s nomzilla!