Category: Friends

Turtle Friendships and Another Spring Haiku

Turtle Friendships and Another Spring Haiku

Everything in nature this spring seems brighter, fresher, more vibrant than usual. Like these turtle pals.

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 […]

Haiku: Sleety Celebration

Haiku: Sleety Celebration

If you’ve been following Glover Gardens this week, you know that it is really cold here.  Freaky cold. Snow and ice and sleet, oh my! It just makes you want to stay inside, drink hot chocolate by the fire and have comfort food for all your […]

An Afternoon at Wilson Creek Winery: “I’m not sure if it’s the ambience, the company or the wine, but this is about the best Reuben I’ve ever had.”

An Afternoon at Wilson Creek Winery: “I’m not sure if it’s the ambience, the company or the wine, but this is about the best Reuben I’ve ever had.”

Reflections on a lovely meal with friends at Wilson Creek Winery, and how the people and the place are just as important as the food.

Hey 19! Joy, Friendship and Future, All in a Few Frames

Hey 19! Joy, Friendship and Future, All in a Few Frames

Hey 19! Colorado Road Trip:
my week with 3 19-year-olds from the University of Texas; millennials who love each other and might one day rule the world.

Haiku: The Sweet Start of a Beautiful Friendship

Haiku: The Sweet Start of a Beautiful Friendship

A tiny dinner party with the Grill-Meister’s international colleague landed me a new friend in his wife, a luminous, authentic, lovely lady. Thus the haiku.

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

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 a chance meeting with the governor.

Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory

Cooking with Friends: A Root Vegetable Christmas Memory

Wine Spectator provides a perfect “cooking with friends” menu with duck and root vegetables. Try this at home with friends.

Haiku: Christie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Haiku: Christie’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

My neighbor is a smart and funny Southern woman, a successful writer of romantic and teen fiction, a devoted wife, mother and friend, and a wonderful hostess.  She also makes the best pound cake I’ve ever eaten. Christie recently served her homemade sour cream pound cake at […]

The Swedish (Almost) Vegetarian Barbecue

The Swedish (Almost) Vegetarian Barbecue

I want to go to Sweden and have barbecue at Ben’s house!

A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits

A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits

As I visit my Dad in the hospital each day, I realize how much I take the simple things in life for granted. Like this weeknight dinner party.

A Hurricane Rita Story: No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

A Hurricane Rita Story: No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m reposting this little story about my adventures with another mom during a time of uncertainty.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there, and if you have small children, my wish for you is that you have […]

In the Moment with a Friend at the Bakery

In the Moment with a Friend at the Bakery

A shared meal is all about the fellowship.

It’s Not Just About the Food; It’s About the Connections

It’s Not Just About the Food; It’s About the Connections

It’s not just about the cooking. It’s about the sharing. It’s about the connections, like this sweet story about Rosalyn and the Scotch Eggs her mom made.

A Hurricane Rita Story:  No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

A Hurricane Rita Story: No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

Ten years since the mass evacuation from Hurricane Rita – the memories remain.

A Hurricane Rita Story:  No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

A Hurricane Rita Story: No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom

Ten years after Hurricane Rita, a remembrance of the mass evacuation from Southeast Texas and how it became an adventure.


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