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Mumbo Gumbo: A “Just Because” Gift

Mumbo Gumbo: A “Just Because” Gift

This gift encompasses two things that delight me: gumbo and playfulness with words.

The History of Gumbo, from Eater via One of The Wonderfuls

The History of Gumbo, from Eater via One of The Wonderfuls

Gumbo is a “fusion of culinary creativity that all landed in one massive pot”.

The Forgiveness of the Yard, January Blooms and a New Camera Lens, Oh My!

The Forgiveness of the Yard, January Blooms and a New Camera Lens, Oh My!

Our January blooms are sprawling wildly, bursting with color, ignoring the season, crowding each other and competing for Most Beautiful.

The Best, Easiest Hollandaise Sauce Recipe (hint: you make it in the microwave)

The Best, Easiest Hollandaise Sauce Recipe (hint: you make it in the microwave)

Hollandaise is a perfect little creation, a bright, tart and smooth sauce that transforms whatever it tops.

Jazz for Your Saturday Listening Pleasure, 8:51 a.m. by Thomas Wenglinski

Jazz for Your Saturday Listening Pleasure, 8:51 a.m. by Thomas Wenglinski

Another original jazz composition by our Musical Millennial, performed live by the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra. It is soooooo upbeat and fun!

Clicks, Cadence, and the Metrics that Really Matter (via the “Goat Cheese Thing”)

Clicks, Cadence, and the Metrics that Really Matter (via the “Goat Cheese Thing”)

The only metric that means anything to me is to have touched another person or two in some way.

Hollandaise in a Jar or a Package: Just Say No

Hollandaise in a Jar or a Package: Just Say No

Hollandaise in a jar or a package is fake food. Period.

Listening Tips from Julian Treasure (part of my mindfulness journey)

Listening Tips from Julian Treasure (part of my mindfulness journey)

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.”

How to Make a Leftover Shrimp Boil into an Omelet

How to Make a Leftover Shrimp Boil into an Omelet

What to do with leftover seafood boil yumminess? How about an omelet? It makes a perfect brunch.

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Seagulls and brown pelicans in Bay St. Louis give me a lesson in mindfulness reminiscent of Thoreau’s experience at Walden

A Bird Boat in My Future

A Bird Boat in My Future

There’s a birding boat in our future!

gentle things and small moments (a poem)

gentle things and small moments (a poem)

Everyone touches the world in their own way. Making my own tiny imprint through this blog, I want to write more about the gentle things in life.

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

I’d like to get better at being in the moment, truly living, absorbing, feeling, whatever it is that I’m doing. Being more mindful, overall.

Shrimp Boil Recipe, Memories, Tips and Opinions

Shrimp Boil Recipe, Memories, Tips and Opinions

A seafood boil is a communal experience, something you eat with your hands, get all over your face and don’t regret a messy morsel of.

Recipes for Leftover Ham

Recipes for Leftover Ham

What to do with that leftover ham? Here are almost 50 recipes.

Random Christmas Cats, Just for Fun

Random Christmas Cats, Just for Fun

Because there aren’t enough pictures of cats in the world, especially cats at Christmas, here are a few from our archive.


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