Oh, What to Do with Tofu?

Having friends in the food industry means samples. Plenty of samples. About every second or third week I’m gifted with something new to play with. I’m diligent about pre-planning our meals and shopping week-to-week; but when a sample gets thrown my way, I shuffle my plans and think on my feet to use it! It…

Squash the Chicken King

My love of all things vintage runs fairly deep and has stood the test of time. What could have been perceived as a passing fancy in childhood has aged into a distinguished appreciation for the Mid-Century Modern era. I have a special fascination with WW2 era; but the furniture styling, fashion, and – as weird…

“Kuri” Some Flavor

I probably sound like a broken record at this point going on and on lately about my huge stash of Winter squash, but I can’t help it! Each one brings it’s own virtues and excitement to the table, pun intended, and the one from last week was no exception. This was another one with the…

Walking in A Winter… Squash Patch

A few weeks ago, the produce section was overrun with all the varieties of winter squash one could possibly hope for. I was eager to snag a sample of each variety and take them home for experimentation! A couple didn’t turn out as well as we’d hoped. Whether it was the recipe that didn’t suit…

Back in the Saddle Again

After nearly 8 weeks of being in the shop after an unfortunate ottoman accident, I finally have my laptop back almost as good as new. uBreakiFix really did a phenomenal job of finding parts and keeping me informed of all steps. It took a while since they were waiting on parts from various corners of…

Have a Coke

Here in Texas, Dr. Pepper reigns supreme above all other soft drinks. I suppose you could chock this up to the plant which calls Dublin, TX it’s home. However, Coca-Cola is unequivocally Southern in that it all began at a pharmacy in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia in 1886. Jacob’s Pharmacy no longer stands, but Coca-Cola is…

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Apples are to fall as Hallmark is to Christmas or chocolate-covered strawberries are to Valentine’s Day or bunnies and chicks are to Easter or… You get the idea. The two just seamlessly go hand-in-hand. For the most part, apples in fall are baked, candied, or cidered; but rarely do we think of apples as an…

Putting Vampires to Flight

Crusty slices of bread are great with Italian food. We can all agree on that. Some people even take it to another level and add cheese, but is there really and truly anything better than buttery garlic bread next to a heaping pile of spaghetti bolognese? There’s just something so ethereal about a warm, crunchy,…

Pho-Real!

I’m a little late to the Pho-train. About a decade late to be honest. Years ago, in my former life as a teacher, Summers were spent working a register at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in a strip shopping center. I was grateful for the opportunity and I’ll still eat there to this day, though I haven’t…

Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid

Growing up as a 90s (and early aughts) kid meant alot of slow Summers passed at home with time and imagination (and maybe a sibling) as our only companions. Kids nowadays have no idea. I digress. Many a Summer was spent reading, begrudgingly doing chores, and boppin’ around the living room to music videos on…