Author: Kim of Glover Gardens

Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas

Mr. Sandman, Ready for Christmas

A “dressed up for Christmas” photo of a Sandman from Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again

Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again

A whimsical and tasteful little Christmas tree at Heathrow Airport is just right.

Impromptu Texas-Sized Surf and Turf in Edinburgh

Impromptu Texas-Sized Surf and Turf in Edinburgh

I wasn’t expecting a Texas-sized offering when I ordered the Scottish Beef Burger as part of an Edinburgh hotel’s set menu, but that’s what I got, along with a foodie-worthy smoked trout first course.

Good Vibrations and Simplicity

Good Vibrations and Simplicity

The bike was poised and ready to go, an analog transporter waiting in the Gulf Coast sun to take someone somewhere.

The Wonderfuls (The People You Meet Along the Way)

The Wonderfuls (The People You Meet Along the Way)

Meet a new addition to my list of The Wonderfuls, Jon the Storyteller, who will be a guest blogger on Glover Gardens.

Alley Cat Haiku

Alley Cat Haiku

An instant haiku inspired by a cat and an old Mexican proverb.

You Left Us Too Soon: Open Letter to Steven Thomas Harvell on His Birthday

You Left Us Too Soon: Open Letter to Steven Thomas Harvell on His Birthday

I remember my brother now more with joy at what was than sadness about what will never be.

At the Thanksgiving Table

At the Thanksgiving Table

All that’s missing is the food and the folks.

Spicy-Tart Cranberry-Orange-Pineapple Relish (The Best!)

Spicy-Tart Cranberry-Orange-Pineapple Relish (The Best!)

Slightly sweet with just a hint of heat, this tart cranberry relish is the perfect complement to rich holiday food.

Late-Season Blooms & Haiku

Late-Season Blooms & Haiku

Reinforcing my benign neglect this year, the greenery of Glover Gardens has gifted us with unexpected late-November blooms.

Three’s Company for Toscana Soup in D.C.

Three’s Company for Toscana Soup in D.C.

A homemade meal, a bottle of wine, and a great conversation. It was a perfect little party for three – my niece, her partner and me.

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

Savory, flavorful and redolent with tradition, this dressing is always at the top of the family request list. Even so, it took almost 30 years to accurately document the recipe.

What the Car Saw: London Taxi Version (People on Phones)

What the Car Saw: London Taxi Version (People on Phones)

Observations from a taxi window in London. Hop in with me and share the journey of a sad discovery.

For Your Friday Listening Pleasure – Another Live-Streaming Concert, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. CST Today

For Your Friday Listening Pleasure – Another Live-Streaming Concert, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. CST Today

Another listening opportunity: Live jazz! Live streamed! Available from anywhere in the world! New compositions!

For Your Listening Pleasure, “Not a Nightmare”

For Your Listening Pleasure, “Not a Nightmare”

Another musical treat for you from our Musical Millennial, who is a college senior studying Jazz Composition and piano. This dreamy new instrumental tune is called Not a Nightmare.

Every Seashell Tells a Story

Every Seashell Tells a Story

Gumbo is a family treasure, seashells elicit childhood memories, and these napkin rings made with shells we found 40 years ago bring echoes of the past into the now.


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