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Gratitude and Food: Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Gratitude and Food: Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

A selection of mouthwatering and tradition-laden Thanksgiving recipes from the Glover Gardens archives.

Living with the Dichotomy

Living with the Dichotomy

A heron stopped by Gumbo Cove while I was there doing more cleanup from Hurricane Zeta.

From Mud to Flowers

From Mud to Flowers

You never know what you’ll find here on the pages of Glover Gardens, “a multi-faceted blog for multi-faceted people”.

It was a Mud Bath, a Mud-Slinging Mess!

It was a Mud Bath, a Mud-Slinging Mess!

When a hurricane storm surge happens at Gumbo Cove, the water roars in from the Gulf and goes back out eventually, but leaves behind an unwelcome calling card: canal mud.

Hooray for the Post-Hurricane Power Angels!

Hooray for the Post-Hurricane Power Angels!

Trucks, big, strong, sturdy, beautiful trucks, barrelling down the highway in a convoy, filled with workers loaded for bear and ready to slay the dragons of downed power lines to bring the lights back on for the people.

Lessons Learned from a Pie in the Face

Lessons Learned from a Pie in the Face

For that day in the future when the world has opened back up and all of us can exercise our God-given right to have pie tins filled with whipped cream flung at us, here are some tips.

Bring Me Some Heat, Wok!

Bring Me Some Heat, Wok!

We’ve got a few fall harvest cayenne peppers and a hankering for a stir-fry, so we’re going to be wokking it here at Glover Gardens tonight.

Another Friday, Another Charcuterie Board – But Not Quite Art

Another Friday, Another Charcuterie Board – But Not Quite Art

A well-timed comment from another blogger helped me realize that it’s ok to be a foodie-blogger-storyteller person with a unique and real message – even though my food isn’t art.

Hasselback Potatoes: Not Worth the Hassle

Hasselback Potatoes: Not Worth the Hassle

Lots of culinary discoveries and successes have been shared here, but sometimes it’s good to communicate about kitchen efforts that just aren’t worth it.

Lemon-Dill Zucchini Ribbons Pair Perfectly with a Giant Ribeye

Lemon-Dill Zucchini Ribbons Pair Perfectly with a Giant Ribeye

This light and bright side dish is a winner! It has cherry tomatoes for color and pop, garlic for a savory punch, lemon zest for, well, zestiness, and dill to balance everything. Plus a dollop of creme fraiche.

Found Recipe: Bobby Flay’s Avocado Toasts (Don’t be a hater)

Found Recipe: Bobby Flay’s Avocado Toasts (Don’t be a hater)

We love avocado toast! Not because we’re trendy, frivolous or extravagant, but simply because we love fresh food that’s bursting with vibrant flavors.

suicide regrets: i missed the nuances of your decline

suicide regrets: i missed the nuances of your decline

A poem dedicated to my brother, a victim of suicide, who suffered in silence. Call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.

Food Rant: Just Go with Fresh Garlic

Food Rant: Just Go with Fresh Garlic

By using giant jars of pre-minced garlic that’s floating in additives, are we fostering a generation of underprivileged taste buds that have never experienced the joy of fresh garlic?

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change

There are so many unknowns these days. But seeds of change are being sown, and autumn can bring a welcome respite.

Memories: The Simplicity of a Pomodoro Pizza at Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, TX

Memories: The Simplicity of a Pomodoro Pizza at Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, TX

I stumbled upon the picture and was reminded how delicious a straightforward but very well-executed pizza can be. I want to go back to Second Bar + Kitchen, post-pandemic.

The Cadence of Steven and Rachel Harvell

The Cadence of Steven and Rachel Harvell

I have cousins in ministry, and this is a guest post from two of them, Steven and Rachel Harvell.

When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A haiku inspired by mourning doves in the early morning at Gumbo Cove … were they sentries? Signposts? They seemed like they were anxiously awaiting something. Like us.

Gimme Chimichurri, Baby!

Gimme Chimichurri, Baby!

Chimichurri is a great sauce for fish, chicken, shrimp, steak, pork…you name it. It’s great as a dip for crudités. It’s a perfect condiment for a panini.

Stormy Weather: Reflections and Musings on Hurricanes

Stormy Weather: Reflections and Musings on Hurricanes

Remembering storms whose names have spawned headlines and headaches, headstones and heartache, hardships and heroism. And wondering, why do we have to name storms after people? Why not use diseases or the periodic table? Or colors?

We’re on a Road to Nowhere (and a haiku)

We’re on a Road to Nowhere (and a haiku)

A discarded coronavirus mask littering the parking lot. The song, Road to Nowhere. A haiku.


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