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London by Night is a Wonderful Sight

London by Night is a Wonderful Sight

London by Night has always been one of my favorite Frank Sinatra tunes, because it perfectly captures a reverence for London after dark that it’s almost impossible not to feel when you’re there.

A New Take on Deviled Eggs at The Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach

A New Take on Deviled Eggs at The Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach

The Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach has a playful, delicious and innovative approach to the deviled egg. Also, a look at the history of the deviled egg courtesy of the North Carolina Egg Association.

Restaurant Rave: Ecco Vino Seafood and Wine Bar in Edinburgh

Restaurant Rave: Ecco Vino Seafood and Wine Bar in Edinburgh

I was a travel-weary pilgrim looking for a solo seat at a restaurant on a Saturday night in Edinburgh, and Ecco Vino provided a rave-worthy experience.

Huffington Post Article: The Best Cheeses for A Cheeseburger

Huffington Post Article: The Best Cheeses for A Cheeseburger

Huffpost recommends branching out on the choice of cheese for your burger.

Haiku in Appreciation of Leafless Trees in Winter

Haiku in Appreciation of Leafless Trees in Winter

In winter, leafless trees frame the landscape or cityscape, delicate and lacy while at the same time sturdy and lasting.

It’s Amazing How You Can Turn Almost Anything Into a Learning Opportunity

It’s Amazing How You Can Turn Almost Anything Into a Learning Opportunity

A short story about a treasured moment with my son about learning from mistakes, whether your own or others.

Happy New Year! The Sun has Set on 2022 and Risen on 2023

Happy New Year! The Sun has Set on 2022 and Risen on 2023

It’s a bright, shiny new year. What will we do with it? Instead of resolutions for New Year’s, a focus word (or two).

I Wandered Lonely and Now Remember Daffodils

I Wandered Lonely and Now Remember Daffodils

An example from another poet helped me break through writer’s block and honor my grandmother’s passing 2 years ago today.

The Randomness of You, the Randomness of Me – It’s a Gestalt Thing

The Randomness of You, the Randomness of Me – It’s a Gestalt Thing

It started out with cooking and recipes as the Glover Gardens Cookbook and grew into something else, something more, something unexpected.

What’s More Festive than a Wreath? A Collection of Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

What’s More Festive than a Wreath? A Collection of Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

This month’s Southern Living magazine sports several easy “recipes” for Christmas wreath appetizers that got me in the mood to revisit this simple but attractive finger food for a holiday buffet.

A Beautiful Sight: Oslo Harbor at Night

A Beautiful Sight: Oslo Harbor at Night

Join me on a brisk walk through the harborside in Oslo, Norway.

The Glover Gardens Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe – Finally!

The Glover Gardens Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe – Finally!

A time-tested and family-approved Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe with a step-by-step how-to guide.

It’s Not Christmas without Cookies!

It’s Not Christmas without Cookies!

A Christmas cookie recipe roundup, praise for my daughter-in-law and a cute photo shoot with a toddler and proud grandfather.

Holiday Spice Stars: A Cookie Recipe Just in Time for Christmas

Holiday Spice Stars: A Cookie Recipe Just in Time for Christmas

These star-shaped cookies are deceptive; their look is humble but the taste is super-sophisticated, with a depth of flavor that comes from multiple spices that the 3 Wise Men might’ve brought on a starry, starry nigh

Grilled Zucchini Panini: Another Sandwich Wednesday Hit!

Grilled Zucchini Panini: Another Sandwich Wednesday Hit!

Creamy smoked gruyere and tangy paprika-spiked pesto are the perfect complements to grilled zucchini for a weeknight panini. But don’t let the vegetarian nature of the sandwich fool you – it is hearty!

A Family Cooking Class is the Final Test of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Recipe

A Family Cooking Class is the Final Test of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Recipe

A family cooking class was a GREAT opportunity to finalize the Glover Gardens gumbo recipe. And, what a great Gumbo Team my second cousins made… the Owens Gumbo Bros.

Celebrate the Holidays with a Tart Cherry Amaretto Sparkler

Celebrate the Holidays with a Tart Cherry Amaretto Sparkler

The cocktail pick for Thanksgiving this year is our Cherry Amaretto Sparkler. It’s like a cherry mimosa with a splash of amaretto, which elevates it to elegant sophistication somewhat reminiscent of a chocolate-covered cherry cordial.

New Recipe! Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

New Recipe! Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

Sweet potatoes roasted with a spicy-sweet rub get all dressed up with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar, making this a great dish for the holiday table.

The Thanksgiving Fairy is Busy at Glover Gardens

The Thanksgiving Fairy is Busy at Glover Gardens

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s just about the food and the family, with no extra expectations or requirements. A meal that’s rife with memories and laughter and rich, satisfying food that you don’t normally eat.

A Perfect Day in Miami: Coffee, Parks, Art Deco, a Diner and Video Game Music

A Perfect Day in Miami: Coffee, Parks, Art Deco, a Diner and Video Game Music

A perfect day in Miami spans parks, foodie perks, art deco and a video game music concert.


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