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Kitchen Remodel: Message in a Bottle

Kitchen Remodel: Message in a Bottle

If you’ve been around these parts for the past few months, you’re aware of the siege (AKA the kitchen remodel). It’s actually going just fine, we just call it that because of the extreme feelings of displacement from not having access to the heart of […]

The Duchess of Leftovers Says…Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Meal

The Duchess of Leftovers Says…Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Meal

So it’s the day after Thanksgiving, and the refrigerator is full of food that made you too full yesterday. What to do???

Thankful for…(musings while on the road to Gumbo Cove)

Thankful for…(musings while on the road to Gumbo Cove)

A random list of gratitude.

Restaurant Rave: Fierro Argentine Grill in Miami is a FIND

Restaurant Rave: Fierro Argentine Grill in Miami is a FIND

Fierro Argentine Grill is a very casual, very chill outdoor eatery, but the service is 4-star. So is the food. And the relaxed outdoor seating and ambiance is a plus, making you feel like everything is ok and you could sit there all afternoon and just enjoy life.

Joy! A Full Meal Care Package During the Kitchen Remodel

Joy! A Full Meal Care Package During the Kitchen Remodel

Homemade food, lovingly prepared, delivers far more than just taste and sustenance. It carries with it the intent of the cook, the connection between the cook and the eaters, the history of the recipes and legacy of how they’ve been enjoyed by others in the past, the impact it has in the moment it is enjoyed, and the promise of a story, like this one.

Peaceful in Mississippi

Peaceful in Mississippi

Peaceful images from a weekend at Gumbo Cove.

“Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen” Becomes “Hello Glover Gardens Kitchen 2.0!”

“Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen” Becomes “Hello Glover Gardens Kitchen 2.0!”

…this kitchen is the heart of our home… it’s where we put family history and love on a plate… and share stories and make new memories together…

And Boom! Just like that, GK#1 is 6 months old!

And Boom! Just like that, GK#1 is 6 months old!

Glover Gardens was bestowed the gift of a grandchild earlier this year. We’re calling him GK#1 here in the blog, perhaps to be followed by GK#2, GK#3, etc.

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Sometimes, people die because they feel “less than”; they die because they think they’re alone. They think they’re the only ones crying in the night, because they’re crying alone and don’t feel safe enough to talk about it. We. Have. To Talk. About. It.

Children Make Their Own 5-Minute Throwdown Apple Appetizer from a Description of “The Formula”

Children Make Their Own 5-Minute Throwdown Apple Appetizer from a Description of “The Formula”

Smart children prove the concept of knowledge transfer on the 5-minute appetizer formula.

A Savory-Sweet Apple Appetizer, and a Formula for the 5-Minute Appetizer

A Savory-Sweet Apple Appetizer, and a Formula for the 5-Minute Appetizer

This is a story about how a gift of homemade jelly made its way into an appetizer, and a formula / template recipe for throwing together a 5-minute appetizer.

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

Talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in;
How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care;
How long it’s been since yesterday and what about tomorrow?
What about our dreams and all the memories we share?

Poem for Loved Ones Who Are Hurting

Poem for Loved Ones Who Are Hurting

A poem for people you love who are in pain.

Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi

Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi

Along with my Sister-in-Love, we are grieving the loss of Jimmy Edington.

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

These images are from a photo safari I undertook this week in Jefferson, Colorado, in between intense empathy and hand-wringing.

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

I’m fascinated by the dandelion; such a temporal thing it is. Transient, and yet tenacious, it grows, blooms, morphs, and flies away, above the fray, to plant seeds (and a new life) somewhere else.

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 5: The Bar will be Open

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 5: The Bar will be Open

A tiny bar below the stairs has been the source of fun but has also put the messy pantry on display.

Comforting Words on Labor Day for All That Labor and are Heavy-laden

Comforting Words on Labor Day for All That Labor and are Heavy-laden

Today, on Labor Day, I’m thinking of the many people I know who are laboring or heavy-laden, and I pray for them to find respite, peace, healing, comfort and support.

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 4: Parting Words and the Start of the Demo

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 4: Parting Words and the Start of the Demo

I had a little fun after the first day of demo on Thursday. Join me in the kitchen as we say a last goodbye.

Goodbye Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 3: We Had Some Good Times

Goodbye Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 3: We Had Some Good Times

I won’t miss the pink tile or the tight spaces, but I wouldn’t trade the memories we’ve made here in this galley kitchen for anything.


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