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My Cookbook Fetish is Inherited

My Cookbook Fetish is Inherited

I have hundreds of cookbooks. Literally. It’s Mom’s Fault (thanks, Mom!) I’m a cookbook collector, or maybe even a cookbook pack rat. It might be a bit of a sickness. I’ve tried to slow it down, but for a while there, I was on a […]

The Story of Chicken

The Story of Chicken

Family-memory stories gain a patina with age and become the stuff of legend. The Story of Chicken is one of those stories.

(Another) Haiku for Dad, On His Second Birthday in Heaven

(Another) Haiku for Dad, On His Second Birthday in Heaven

My dad was born 80 years ago today in West Texas as the Great Depression was coming to an end in the shadow of another Great War in Europe, a time before regular Americans realized we’d be involved in that war. With that backdrop and […]

Heart-Theater, an Elegy

Heart-Theater, an Elegy

An elegy for three, from the one remaining. They live in my heart-theater, their voices all trumpets and whispers and hugs.

A Mother’s Poem on Mothers’ Day

A Mother’s Poem on Mothers’ Day

A poem from the heart on Mothers’ Day about the incredible blessing of having a kid.

Sunshine Blogger Nominations and Q&A

Sunshine Blogger Nominations and Q&A

The Glover Gardens response to the nomination from the A. JoAnn Blog for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I like that name: sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.

Contact!

Contact!

Got ideas? Want to be a guest blogger on Glover Gardens? Let me know!

The Chili Bee and Round Top, Texas – A Little Tale of Community, Chili and Small-Town Magic

The Chili Bee and Round Top, Texas – A Little Tale of Community, Chili and Small-Town Magic

Headed out to the Round Top Chili Cookoff with friends today, I’m inspired to reblog this post from last year. It’s a tale of a chili cook-off fundraiser in a tiny Texas town, two friends, five gallons of spilled chili, dozens of kind people and […]

2017 in Glover Gardens: Looking Back to Look Ahead

2017 in Glover Gardens: Looking Back to Look Ahead

It seems like yesterday that I was creating this post, Happy New Year! and looking ahead to 2017, and now here we are again, at the brink of yet another new year. I look forward to sharing and connecting with you all in 2018 via the […]

Our Next-Gen Couple (Now Married!) and Their Glover Gardens Aliases

Our Next-Gen Couple (Now Married!) and Their Glover Gardens Aliases

The newlyweds in the Glover Gardens family chose their aliases for the blog after making a wonderful quiche they knew I would post about.

Mourning the Loss of My Father and Muse

Mourning the Loss of My Father and Muse

Glover Gardens mourns the loss of patriarch and muse Frank Harvell and shares his obituary.

It’s the Little Things: A Big Red Hibiscus, a Jar Full of Daisies and Fairy Lights on the Front Porch

It’s the Little Things: A Big Red Hibiscus, a Jar Full of Daisies and Fairy Lights on the Front Porch

The Grill-Meister and I celebrate our 9th anniversary tomorrow; Glover Gardens was “born” on the summer solstice in 2008. I was just looking at pictures  from that wonderful weekend of wedding events and saw a photo of the simple daisies that were the decorations at […]

Haiku for My Dad

Haiku for My Dad

A simple little Father’s Day haiku from a grateful daughter.

Sister Poem

Sister Poem

Reposting a sister poem for my not-sister sister. “Me so fair and you so brown, our real colors – our hearts – match completely.”

What’s In a Name? Seeking Your Input

What’s In a Name? Seeking Your Input

Quick Poll: Does the Glover Gardens Cookbook need a new name? All ye who have encouraged me, post-likers and blog followers and casual lurkers and friends, I’d love to get your input.

Emile Zola’s “Living Out Loud” and My Blog’s Second Anniversary

Emile Zola’s “Living Out Loud” and My Blog’s Second Anniversary

My looking-at-the-world lens is sharper: realizing the gift of being in the moment through the act of sharing in the blog.


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