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A Recipe for Bruschetta, “Summer on a Plate”

A Recipe for Bruschetta, “Summer on a Plate”

Bruschetta is so simple, so summery, so garlicky-good. Ripe red tomatoes meet their life partner in soft green basil, with garlic and oil to seal their commitment.

A Year Ago Today: Paris Gare du Nord to London St. Pancras

A Year Ago Today: Paris Gare du Nord to London St. Pancras

A year later, reminiscing about the bustling scene at Gare du Nord in Paris and dinner at Da Corradi later that night in London.

goodbye, my brown-eyed girl

goodbye, my brown-eyed girl

A remembrance poem for a gentle dog who licked my hand and leapt into my heart.

Essay in Texas Monthly about Juneteenth by a Black Writer

Essay in Texas Monthly about Juneteenth by a Black Writer

Highlighting a gritty, moving and inspiration story in honor of Juneteenth.

A Beauty in My Backyard

A Beauty in My Backyard

A forgotten beauty showed its face in my backyard a few weeks ago, as this gorgeous walking iris woke up and bloomed for the first time in years.

Listening

Listening

Now is a good time for listening, and learning.
I hear you. #BlackLivesMatter

Seafood Boil Leftovers Make a Great (Easy) Chowder

Seafood Boil Leftovers Make a Great (Easy) Chowder

Loose guidelines for a super-easy chowder that’s ready in about a half hour. And wowza, is it good!

A Yellow Tie, Flip-Flops and an Alligator

A Yellow Tie, Flip-Flops and an Alligator

A few random things as we batten down the hatches before Cristobal comes to visit.

Freedom’s Plow – Wisdom from Poet Langston Hughes, Because Something Must Be Said

Freedom’s Plow – Wisdom from Poet Langston Hughes, Because Something Must Be Said

It has to be crystal clear where the Glover Gardens blog stands on racism and prejudice.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

We are remembering, honoring and celebrating today, and wish you all a happy and safe Memorial Day 2020.

Graduation Day 2020

Graduation Day 2020

Graduation 2020. Anyone who has ever been proud of their kid knows how I feel, that telltale lump in the throat and feeling that your heart might burst into a thousand pieces of joy-light that shoot out into the universe as sparkles of optimism for the future, theirs and the world’s.

Call It Louis or Call It Louie? Either Way, It’s a Great Summer Salad

Call It Louis or Call It Louie? Either Way, It’s a Great Summer Salad

Crab Louie is a perfect summer salad, but you don’t have to stop at crab – other seafood like plank-grilled salmon or shrimp are just as good.

Days of Gardenias and Memories

Days of Gardenias and Memories

The loveliness of gardenias evokes memories spanning the length of life’s journey.

NextTribe.Com Article: Lifelong Learning as a Couple – Good for the Mind, Good for the Marriage

NextTribe.Com Article: Lifelong Learning as a Couple – Good for the Mind, Good for the Marriage

This is a wonderful article about a couple of terrific people I am very blessed to know. Tom and Marti embody open-mindedness, curiosity and the wisdom that comes from seeking knowledge and letting your understanding of the world evolve.

Jazz for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure: “Something in the Air”

Jazz for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure: “Something in the Air”

This original jazz composition is solemn, pensive, lush and finally, optimistic, an anthem for looking forward, beyond recovery from COVID-19 and all its repercussions.

A Mother’s Day Letter from the Past

A Mother’s Day Letter from the Past

I found this letter to my Mom in a box of treasures I’ve had for a while…it was a homemade Mother’s Day card from when I was about 22. It made me smile.


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