Musings

Caldo Verde: Post-Election Comfort Food

Caldo Verde: Post-Election Comfort Food

This week called for a very large helping of comfort and kindness.  Something to soothe our frazzled nerves and temper our anxiety and fear.  I know I could use some.  I have half a mind to jump on a plane and go hug my kids. […]

All Things Southern, Nashville

All Things Southern, Nashville

After returning from Houston we were home just long enough to reassure Sammy we hadn’t abandoned him, water the plants, do some laundry, repack our suitcase and head out to Nashville to see Jordan.  Family weekend has become an excuse to spend some time with Jordan’s […]

PART 2: HOUSTON EATS

PART 2: HOUSTON EATS

Well of course we ate our way through the city!  My favorite place from this trip is…wait for it……..   TORCHY’S TACOS!     Queso dip with thin crispy tortilla chips,  Trailer Park Tacos trashy-style and corn grilled taken off the cob and gussied up with […]

Going Back to Houston, Houston, Houston

Going Back to Houston, Houston, Houston

I don’t want to sound like the Houston Chamber of Commerce but we did have a great time this past weekend.  Being a native Californian, a San Franciscan at that, does not lend itself well to being a fan of the Lone Star State. Politics […]

Food, Food Can Bring Us Together (Turkey & Zucchini Burgers)

Food, Food Can Bring Us Together (Turkey & Zucchini Burgers)

Wes planted 2 squash plants this season and I am totally dumbfounded by the number of squash you get from 2 plants…and apparently all at once.  Looking for recipes that will put a dent in the supply of zucchini that is monopolizing my vegetable crisper.   I remembered a […]

She’s Baaaaack….Guest Blogger Jamie!

She’s Baaaaack….Guest Blogger Jamie!

Hello!  This is Jamie!  I know I know, it’s been a while, blame the Rice bioengineering department.  Don’t worry, I’ve missed you guys, too. I’m currently sitting in the car typing this; it is the first hour of a 12 hour drive back to Houston […]

There Are No Words

There Are No Words

A few weeks ago my friend Jane’s daughter was in a terrible car crash in Tahoe.  I was in Hawaii when I found out.  I felt helpless.  After a few days in the intensive care unit and multiple tests they let her go, but not […]

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

This has been the longest period of time between posts for my fledging blog, I hope you stayed with me.  As life is prone to do, it got busy and messy.  The first few months of this year has brought joy but also great sorrow (for another […]

Kids will be Kids

Kids will be Kids

Have you seen those Procter & Gamble Olympics commercials? You know, the ones about moms.  By the time they are over you are bawling your head off and grabbing another tissue.  Well if you haven’t, check out this link P&G Olympics Mom Commercial.  I cry every […]