Humble Offerings

One of my quickly-becoming-dearest friends has a birthday this week. This particular friend isn’t one for which you just go out and buy any old frivolous bauble. She’s so thoughtful and intentional herself that only an intentional and thoughtful gift will do. This friend also doesn’t have a massive sweet tooth, but I know for…

Jamaican Me Crazy!

It did do us a world of good to take a Sunday afternoon and shut away the world for lunch al fresco. This past year has been such a bust that to be momentarily transported to a faraway tropical isle was refreshing. In a year of no travel, it was nice to imagine travelling to…

Duck Duck Goose!

It’s been a minute since I’ve written. I know. Is anyone else feeling the lingering busy effects of 2020 well into 2021? I feel like I kicked life into a higher gear around this time last year (hint: around the time the pandemic hit) and I haven’t really let off the gas since. Working at…

New Year, Xīn nǐ (New You)

Chinese new year is coming up and it is absolutely inspiring my dinner choices lately! 2021 is the year of the Ox. But this is more a commentary of the vibrant flavors of Chinese/Asian cuisine than it is about the popular draft animal. (Though I am partial to oxtail!) When people (usually Americans) think of…

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…