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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.

A Rainbow for Fred: Thomas Wenglinski “Adjustments Made” Interview, Part 2

A Rainbow for Fred: Thomas Wenglinski “Adjustments Made” Interview, Part 2

The song A Rainbow for Fred is a lilting and yet pensive instrumental that lingers with you long after the last note fades, much like the legacy of the activist Fred Hampton, who was killed in 1969.

Advice for Having the LIVELIEST Career

Advice for Having the LIVELIEST Career

Advice for having the LIVELIEST career possible, compiled for an intern as she embarks on her journey. What would you add?

Fall in Love with this Arugula, Goat Cheese and Shrimp Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Fall in Love with this Arugula, Goat Cheese and Shrimp Salad with Balsamic Dressing

This is a winning team of ingredients, my friends! The peppery arugula is the perfect foundation for the creamy goat cheese and shrimp, and the balsamic dressing ties it all together like a bow on a birthday present.

Call It What It Is: “The Sandwich”

Call It What It Is: “The Sandwich”

A guest recipe for Sandwich Wednesday that bears some resemblance to a muffuletta, but only as a distant cousin. I present to you The Sandwich, from Stacy.

A Super-Easy Way to Cook Shrimp for Use in Recipes

A Super-Easy Way to Cook Shrimp for Use in Recipes

Here’s an easy, foolproof, delicious and quick way to cook shrimp: roasting it in a very hot oven. And then you can use it in a variety of dishes, like this lovely salad.

On the Outside Looking In

On the Outside Looking In

A picture that captures the crazy COVID-19 quarantine situation we are all experiencing, and the beauty of the music school at the University of Miami.

R&B, Soul, Jazz and Gumbo: Thomas Wenglinski “Adjustments Made” Interview, Part 1

R&B, Soul, Jazz and Gumbo: Thomas Wenglinski “Adjustments Made” Interview, Part 1

The first in a series of articles featuring Thomas Wenglinski and his new album, Adjustments Made.

the haiku that wrote itself under the apricot-indigo sky

the haiku that wrote itself under the apricot-indigo sky

Cicadas and air conditioners are the soundtrack of warm summer evenings as the indigo sky darkens on another day.

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

The strawberry lemonade from Mockingbird Cafe is a drink that instantly transports you back to childhood summers, all reminiscent of church picnics, sunburns and innocence.

For Your Listening Pleasure: Adjustments Made, Thomas Wenglinski’s New Album

For Your Listening Pleasure: Adjustments Made, Thomas Wenglinski’s New Album

Check out the new R&B album by jazz artist Thomas Wenglinski, Adjustments Made, as he begins his grad school career at the University of Miami.

Houston Chronicle Article by Alison Cook: Houston Can’t Afford to Lose Its Restaurants

Houston Chronicle Article by Alison Cook: Houston Can’t Afford to Lose Its Restaurants

Here in a city that has been on the leading edge of demographic change in America since the 1970s, restaurants have functioned as a kind of crossroads and social glue.

Article: You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Article: You Can Blame ‘Load Theory’ for Turning Your Brain to Mush

Check out the article in Bloomberg Businessweek and prepare to feel a little better about being scatter-brained right now (or at least a little more normal…I did).

Shrimp and Avocado BLT, Another Sandwich Wednesday Home Run

Shrimp and Avocado BLT, Another Sandwich Wednesday Home Run

Once a recipe from a cookbook evolves this much from the original and becomes its own wonderful, unique thing, it’s time to document.

Misto, a Kitchen Tool We Love for Paninis and More

Misto, a Kitchen Tool We Love for Paninis and More

This is a short post to share with you a tool that we love – an olive oil sprayer.

The Real Nature: Article from The Shoofly

The Real Nature: Article from The Shoofly

An article in the latest issue of The Shoofly Magazine beautifully captures the seemingly oppositional characteristics of nature and our relationship with it – peaceful but unpredictable, soothing, but sometimes dangerous – and brings back memories of falling trees.

Saying Bye-Bye to Austin with a Live-Streamed Friday Night Concert

Saying Bye-Bye to Austin with a Live-Streamed Friday Night Concert

Live streamed jazz from Austin, TX, Friday night.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado-Dill Pita

Smoked Salmon and Avocado-Dill Pita

The smoked salmon pita with avocado-dill spread is the essence of summer, whether at a picnic or a ladies’ luncheon.


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