Category: Simple Pleasures

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 […]

Each One Unique: A Feathered Still Life

Each One Unique: A Feathered Still Life

Is this little bird thinking what a great day it is to be a bird in the sunshine, in a sanctuary-like environment where the predators wear warning bells and the feeders are always full?

Hospitality at Café Louise in Paris

Hospitality at Café Louise in Paris

Café Louise provides a warm-me-up on a super-cold Paris first Sunday after a power walk from the Arch de Triomphe to St. Germain.

Looking Back and Finding Joy: Happy 51st, Dear Brother

Looking Back and Finding Joy: Happy 51st, Dear Brother

50-year old photographs celebrate the birthday and memory of one who left us too soon: Steven Thomas Harvell.

The Yard Misses You! (says the Grill-Meister)

The Yard Misses You! (says the Grill-Meister)

Photos from home keep me grounded in Glover Gardens when I travel.

Watching Game 7 of the World Series; Sharing Astros Mementos and Family Memories

Watching Game 7 of the World Series; Sharing Astros Mementos and Family Memories

The World Series awakens baseball memories, and an appreciation of ancient Astros mementos.

Birthday Brunch: Simple is Good

Birthday Brunch: Simple is Good

Delectable food at an unfussy, delightful local restaurant makes a perfect birthday brunch. The mimosas don’t hurt, either.

A Solo Date with Poirot and Nachos

A Solo Date with Poirot and Nachos

A rare evening alone spawns a special nacho dinner to pair with a Masterpiece Hercule Poirot (by Agatha Christie) story.

my days by the water

my days by the water

This rough little poem came spilling out of me as I thought of those halcyon sand-ridden childhood days and so many memories flooded in. Everything seemed so safe, so permanent, so lively-lovely in our tiny town of 600, Gilchrist, Texas.

Home Alone Comfort Food:  Scrambled Egg Sandwich

Home Alone Comfort Food: Scrambled Egg Sandwich

So over the last three weeks I had a long trip for work to Paris and then right away, a shorter trip for relaxation to Colorado (I know, I know, you’re not crying for me). After arriving home in Southeast Texas in the wee hours last […]

Postcards from Montmartre

Postcards from Montmartre

Beautiful images from Montmartre in Paris.

Quotable Weekend Outlook

Quotable Weekend Outlook

Best sentence I heard all day,  maybe even all week, from a peer at another company, one of the funniest and liveliest people I know: I’m going to be all patios and tacos this weekend. She’s got the right idea – let the weekend begin!

Haiku for My Dinner Last Night

Haiku for My Dinner Last Night

Haiku honoring an indulgent weeknight dinner choice: Southwest Eggs Benedict for One.

My Funny Valentine

My Funny Valentine

A classic love song from the great American songbook, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Haiku: Looking Out My Office Window

Haiku: Looking Out My Office Window

Haiku about the transcendence of living in the moment.

The Juicer for Me, for You, for Ritas

The Juicer for Me, for You, for Ritas

This vintage Krups juicer is the go-to for getting every last drop of citrus juice. It has powered many a margarita.

Lady Bird Lake at Dusk

Lady Bird Lake at Dusk

Simple pleasures: an Austin bridge at sunset, music and a son’s deep sense of place.

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.

Haiku for Galveston in Autumn

Haiku for Galveston in Autumn

Galveston Island: waters’ edge serenity, lovely autumn beach. Photo credits to my son, who took this photo on his 19th birthday, November 23, 2016. More Glover Gardens haiku can be found here.   Copyright 2016, Glover Gardens Cookbook


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