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Clarinda’s Tea Room in Edinburgh: Delectable Desserts and a Connection to Robbie Burns

Clarinda’s Tea Room in Edinburgh: Delectable Desserts and a Connection to Robbie Burns

Clarinda’s Tea Room feels like a place you would have gone with your grandmother as a child. And somewhere your grandmother might have gone herself as a child, with her own grandmama. 

We’re Leaning Into the Heat with a Plethora of Chile Peppers and a Pot of Chili

We’re Leaning Into the Heat with a Plethora of Chile Peppers and a Pot of Chili

It’s time to make Glover Gardens Chili! That’s what we do when we’ve got an abundance of hot peppers in the summer – we lean into the heat and make a big batch.

Pan-Seared Baby Bok Choy for the “Eat More Vegetables” Win!

Pan-Seared Baby Bok Choy for the “Eat More Vegetables” Win!

Pan-searing is a great treatment for baby bok choy, especially when paired with grape tomatoes and topped with parmigiano-reggiano and salsa macha.

A Microjoy: the Seagull in Our Window in Inverness

A Microjoy: the Seagull in Our Window in Inverness

I spent about ten minutes photographing our Inverness seagull, who I named Nessie (wouldn’t you?), and this was truly a microjoy.

Killing the Writer’s Block Beast: Back to Full Blog Mode for Me

Killing the Writer’s Block Beast: Back to Full Blog Mode for Me

I’m killing the writer’s block beast with brusque, intentional keyboard strokes and this short confessional post.

London’s Borough Market is a Feast in Every Way

London’s Borough Market is a Feast in Every Way

Alluring and intriguing sights, sounds and smells… historic and bustling Borough Market in London’s Southwark district has them all, and more. It’s the biggest food market I’ve ever seen, part farmers’ market, part international food court, and 100% foodie.

Glover Gardens Pulled Pork Makes Great “Trash Can Nachos”

Glover Gardens Pulled Pork Makes Great “Trash Can Nachos”

A party-party weekend at Glover Gardens was the perfect excuse for Trash Can Nachos and other non-fancy comfort food.

An Afternoon with Cookbooks: In Search of Shrimp & Grits

An Afternoon with Cookbooks: In Search of Shrimp & Grits

Blessed with shrimp boil leftovers after a lovely and fun fundraiser, we did some research and decided to create the Glover Gardens Shrimp and Grits recipe. We also learned a lot about the long history of shrimp and grits.,

Sweet Potato Biscuits are Never Out of Style in This Family

Sweet Potato Biscuits are Never Out of Style in This Family

Family recipes are a conduit for shared memories and connects us to generations past and generations to come.

London by Night is a Wonderful Sight

London by Night is a Wonderful Sight

London by Night has always been one of my favorite Frank Sinatra tunes, because it perfectly captures a reverence for London after dark that it’s almost impossible not to feel when you’re there.

A New Take on Deviled Eggs at The Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach

A New Take on Deviled Eggs at The Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach

The Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach has a playful, delicious and innovative approach to the deviled egg. Also, a look at the history of the deviled egg courtesy of the North Carolina Egg Association.

Restaurant Rave: Ecco Vino Seafood and Wine Bar in Edinburgh

Restaurant Rave: Ecco Vino Seafood and Wine Bar in Edinburgh

I was a travel-weary pilgrim looking for a solo seat at a restaurant on a Saturday night in Edinburgh, and Ecco Vino provided a rave-worthy experience.

Huffington Post Article: The Best Cheeses for A Cheeseburger

Huffington Post Article: The Best Cheeses for A Cheeseburger

Huffpost recommends branching out on the choice of cheese for your burger.

Haiku in Appreciation of Leafless Trees in Winter

Haiku in Appreciation of Leafless Trees in Winter

In winter, leafless trees frame the landscape or cityscape, delicate and lacy while at the same time sturdy and lasting.

It’s Amazing How You Can Turn Almost Anything Into a Learning Opportunity

It’s Amazing How You Can Turn Almost Anything Into a Learning Opportunity

A short story about a treasured moment with my son about learning from mistakes, whether your own or others.

Happy New Year! The Sun has Set on 2022 and Risen on 2023

Happy New Year! The Sun has Set on 2022 and Risen on 2023

It’s a bright, shiny new year. What will we do with it? Instead of resolutions for New Year’s, a focus word (or two).

I Wandered Lonely and Now Remember Daffodils

I Wandered Lonely and Now Remember Daffodils

An example from another poet helped me break through writer’s block and honor my grandmother’s passing 2 years ago today.

The Randomness of You, the Randomness of Me – It’s a Gestalt Thing

The Randomness of You, the Randomness of Me – It’s a Gestalt Thing

It started out with cooking and recipes as the Glover Gardens Cookbook and grew into something else, something more, something unexpected.

What’s More Festive than a Wreath? A Collection of Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

What’s More Festive than a Wreath? A Collection of Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

This month’s Southern Living magazine sports several easy “recipes” for Christmas wreath appetizers that got me in the mood to revisit this simple but attractive finger food for a holiday buffet.

A Beautiful Sight: Oslo Harbor at Night

A Beautiful Sight: Oslo Harbor at Night

Join me on a brisk walk through the harborside in Oslo, Norway.


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