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Speed and Quality Don’t Always Go Together

Speed and Quality Don’t Always Go Together

A blogging mistake prompts a mea culpa and lessons learned confession.

A Wild Goose Chase: the Fallacy of Assumptions

A Wild Goose Chase: the Fallacy of Assumptions

A family of geese came and went, causing us to worry about predators: gators and eagles and hawks, oh my!

Sandwich Wednesday: Panini with Cilantro Pesto, Chicken and Goat Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sandwich Wednesday: Panini with Cilantro Pesto, Chicken and Goat Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The Grill-Meister made a lovely sandwich to honor my cilantro pesto from the night before.

Give It Up for Cilantro Pesto, a Bright Green Flavor Machine!

Give It Up for Cilantro Pesto, a Bright Green Flavor Machine!

A quick and easy recipe for cilantro pesto, with 26 ways to use it.

We’re Not Crabby, We’re Happy!

We’re Not Crabby, We’re Happy!

Crabs caught just off our dock at Gumbo Cove were perfectly satisfying and reminiscent of my childhood at the beach in Gilchrist, TX.

What I Learned from a Baby

What I Learned from a Baby

While caring for our grandson, I learned (or re-learned) a few things I’d like to share with you, like: “Laughter is contagious. Baby laughter is cathartic.”

What’s the Big Dill? All About Pickles

What’s the Big Dill? All About Pickles

Pickles! Whether they’re hot, sweet, spicy, bread-and-butter, gherkin, relish, big dills or tiny cornichons, the pickle pucker is something I appreciate.

Kitchen Remodel: Ready to Share the “During” Pictures

Kitchen Remodel: Ready to Share the “During” Pictures

Some of the “During” pictures of the Glover Gardens Kitchen 2.0 project, back when we were calling it “The Siege”.

‘Stuck in Norway with COVID’ Taught Me the Restorative Power of a Care Package

‘Stuck in Norway with COVID’ Taught Me the Restorative Power of a Care Package

A care package made all the difference when I was stuck in an airport hotel in Norway for almost a week recovering from COVID.

Reflections on a Kitchen Remodel: Why It’s So Hard to Unveil It

Reflections on a Kitchen Remodel: Why It’s So Hard to Unveil It

A need to take perfect pictures of the “After” is a barrier to sharing the results of the Glover Gardens Kitchen Remodel.

Avocado Toast on a Train? Beware of What You Ask For and Where You Ask for It

Avocado Toast on a Train? Beware of What You Ask For and Where You Ask for It

Avocado toast wasn’t having its best moment when I ordered it on a train recently. But it brought to mind Hitchcock movie scenes from dining cars.

When a Restaurant is “Nicer” Than You Wanted, and the Food is Better than You Expected

When a Restaurant is “Nicer” Than You Wanted, and the Food is Better than You Expected

A search for a down-home Indian restaurant in Edinburgh helped me discover a new dish (for me): Kathmandu Chicken Tikka, with lentils. Yum!

If No One Sees the Water Bottle Attack After You Missed Your Train, Did It Really Happen?

If No One Sees the Water Bottle Attack After You Missed Your Train, Did It Really Happen?

One less twirl of the curling iron, one less email, one less change of clothes discarded for being wrong-wrong-wrong – and I’d have caught that 7:27 a.m. train. 

Wunsche Brothers: Big Texas Food and More

Wunsche Brothers: Big Texas Food and More

A Texas landmark in Old Town Spring has Big Texas Food alongside foodie-worthy selections.

International Travel: It’s Been a Minute

International Travel: It’s Been a Minute

It’s time to get on the road again, if I can only remember how to pack.

The Call of the Wild, On the Walk

The Call of the Wild, On the Walk

Walking is like a photosynthesis activity for us, an absorption of what’s out there to help us grow and stay healthy within, and also a process of shedding mental toxins.

For Black History Month: “Lost & Found: America’s Black Classical Music”

For Black History Month: “Lost & Found: America’s Black Classical Music”

Composer William Dawson’s “Negro Folk Symphony” fell into oblivion after a triumphant and successful debut in 1934. Now it’s back, and it’s worth a listen – to the symphony and the back-story.

Can the Grill-Meister Top Last Wednesday’s Sandwich, a Turkey Patty Melt Panini?

Can the Grill-Meister Top Last Wednesday’s Sandwich, a Turkey Patty Melt Panini?

Warming and hearty with deep, rich flavors, the Turkey Patty Melt Panini is perfect for a damp winter evening.

Black History Month: Why It’s Important (in my humble opinion)

Black History Month: Why It’s Important (in my humble opinion)

Woody Guthrie sang, “This land is your land, this land is my land”. It was “made for you and me”, right? Well, it can only be OUR land, made for ALL of the you and me’s out there, if we tell and honor the stories of all, if we “lift every voice and sing,” not just some of the voices.

Simple, Classic Deviled Eggs, Because You Know You Want Them

Simple, Classic Deviled Eggs, Because You Know You Want Them

The Glover Gardens recipe for classic deviled eggs, created by Kim of Glover Gardens and niece Joie and tested and approved by The Grill-Meister.


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