Category: Foodie

A Family Cooking Class is the Final Test of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Recipe

A Family Cooking Class is the Final Test of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Recipe

A family cooking class was a GREAT opportunity to finalize the Glover Gardens gumbo recipe. And, what a great Gumbo Team my second cousins made… the Owens Gumbo Bros.

Recipe: “Over the Top”Fancy Green Beans and Mushrooms

Recipe: “Over the Top”Fancy Green Beans and Mushrooms

A holiday-worthy recipe for green beans and mushrooms that is bold and different with bright, fresh flavors and a diversity of textures.

Open to New Things

Open to New Things

I was afraid to cook mussels! I thought they wouldn’t open up, or that I would overcook them, or that they’d somehow know I was a bivalve mollusk amateur.

Cafe Pasqual’s: That Feeling When You Go Back and It’s Just as Good or Better

Cafe Pasqual’s: That Feeling When You Go Back and It’s Just as Good or Better

Deliciousness abounds at Cafe Pasqual’s in Santa Fe, as we (re)learned at a recent visit for a late breakfast. It is colorful, bright, welcoming and full of delighted diners enjoying the festive, art-filled ambiance.

Mustard is a Best Supporting Actor for Foods

Mustard is a Best Supporting Actor for Foods

From Dijon in French food to bright yellow ballpark on an American hotdog… from sweet German mustard on a bratwurst to hot Chinese mustard on an eggroll or steamed dumpling… from English mustard on a ploughman’s lunch to whole-grain mustard on a charcuterie board — mustard is a Best Supporting Actor for foods.

The Best Thing About a New Kitchen: Cooking with Your Peeps

The Best Thing About a New Kitchen: Cooking with Your Peeps

A visiting Gen Z bestie created a marriage of fettuccine alfredo and shrimp scampi with a lemony garlicky mushroom-laden pasta dish that wowed us in the Glover Gardens 2.0 kitchen.

Finding My Way Back to Watermelon Love

Finding My Way Back to Watermelon Love

A lifetime of taste aversion to watermelon was vanquished with a Watermelon Salad. Sweet Baby Juiciness, that fruit is delectable!

Miami Nice! Recommendations for Peacocks, Parks and Restaurants

Miami Nice! Recommendations for Peacocks, Parks and Restaurants

Recreation recommendations in Miami from a grad student. Parks, peacocks and foodie-worthy restaurants, oh my!

Wunsche Brothers: Big Texas Food and More

Wunsche Brothers: Big Texas Food and More

A Texas landmark in Old Town Spring has Big Texas Food alongside foodie-worthy selections.

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

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.

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.

A Working Lunch in Paris is a Foodie’s Delight

A Working Lunch in Paris is a Foodie’s Delight

Let me tell you about a working lunch in Paris. Grab a fork and your imagination and join me in the meeting room for a few gourmet meals.

Time to Go Back to Bistro des Augustins in Paris

Time to Go Back to Bistro des Augustins in Paris

Still reminiscing about Paris, I have a little Glover Gardens Makes the Bigtime story for you, set at Bistro des Augustins in the City of Lights.

Coffee Beans: From A Neon Moon Dream To Reality

Coffee Beans: From A Neon Moon Dream To Reality

A friend turns his long-time dream into reality and makes a great cuppa joe at Neon Moon Coffee in Burton, Texas.

Nothing Smells More Like Spring Than Crepes

Nothing Smells More Like Spring Than Crepes

Let’s step back in time, to a weekday in April of 2017, and together experience my lunch and subsequent walk to one of our offices in the outskirts of Paris.

In Appreciation of… Belgian Endive

In Appreciation of… Belgian Endive

In its raw form, with its clean, crisp flavor and boat-like shape, this little finger-sized leaf is a perfect delivery device for richer foods.

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.

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.

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?


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