Author: Kim of Glover Gardens

Dr. King and His Dream are More Relevant Than Ever

Dr. King and His Dream are More Relevant Than Ever

Martin Luther King Day is special, a time when we reflect on our beliefs about equality, equity, inclusion, diversity, fairness, etc., and, as one of my colleagues said today, recommit to acting on them.

Sunsets Make Me Happy (Hour)

Sunsets Make Me Happy (Hour)

Musings about why we appreciate sunsets, a recipe for a refreshing Chambord and rosé cocktail, and a haiku.

Slim Goodies Quirky Fab Diner in the Big Easy

Slim Goodies Quirky Fab Diner in the Big Easy

We love all kinds of cuisine here at Glover Gardens, from fancy French food to farmers’ market fare and everything in between – as long as it is fab (translated as tasty, made well and served graciously). Add in fun and creativity and it’s a real winner. Slim Goodies Diner in New Orleans is all that – fab food in a fun ambience that’s served with personality.

January Dreaming: A Lovely Lunch at L’Escargot Montorgueil in Paris

January Dreaming: A Lovely Lunch at L’Escargot Montorgueil in Paris

January dreaming and restaurant rave: memories of a perfect lunch at L’Escargot Montorgueil on a warm summer day during an anniversary trip to Paris

A holiday break…and now it’s a new year

A holiday break…and now it’s a new year

Sometimes I realize I’m distracted by the myriad of data and news and trivia (oh my!) that worm their way into my consciousness and need a break from all that external stimuli.

Simple Things: The Pleasure of Late-Season Cards

Simple Things: The Pleasure of Late-Season Cards

Simple things, simple pleasures, treasures of the season – that’s what it’s all about.

Santa Wants These Cranberry-Walnut Chocolate-Covered Cookie Mountains!

Santa Wants These Cranberry-Walnut Chocolate-Covered Cookie Mountains!

In addition to being delicious, these Christmas cookies are easy and to make with kids.

Zippy Sicilian – An Amped-Up Italian Spice Mix

Zippy Sicilian – An Amped-Up Italian Spice Mix

A blend of herbs and spices commonly used in spicy Italian cooking, Zippy Sicilian is very aromatic with balanced spiciness, a rich depth created by two types of pepper and two types of garlic, and just the right amount of salt.

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?


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