My thoughts are with you, Denise.
Rest in peace, Mike.
And that's all I am going to say about that.
Okra Fritters, Beta Version
Next time: Some more of the seasoning from Greene's recipe, a boost from paprika as recommended by my son, who assisted with the taste testing, a good bit more of okra because this batter can handle it, switching out the onions with green onions, and a brief sauté of the onions and red bell peppers and perhaps even the okra before adding them to the batter.
Since my okra plant is now denuded of ready-to-pick pods, this necessitates a trip to Publix for the store-bought variety. Needless to say I will be planting more okra plants this new season.