Category Archives: Texas

Updates, Broken limbs and Food Co-ops

How have you been? Things have been crazy here in my household. The weather has been crazy hot (over 100 degrees F many days). Hades called, they want their weather back. I’m inclined to give it back, I’m not a fan of melting. Since we have stolen Hades’ weather, my garden is mostly finished (Garden …

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Food from my garden, this week in fail

With oodles and oodles of squash and zucchini from my garden, we’ve tried a few “new to us” recipes lately. Some were good, some were not. This one, from Paula Deen, was not a winner. The flavors did not work well together, no one wanted a second helping, and we tossed the remainder. I made …

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How to totally fail at returning from blogging vacation

It’s already July!?!?!?!? Oops! Yeah, it’s been over a week since we returned from Alabama. I haven’t blogged, tried any new recipes, taken any food or garden related pictures, or really been home much since we returned. A blog at rest, tends to stay at rest. So, in an effort to jump start my tardy …

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Last year’s vacation

Last summer we went to the Texas coast.  We had a wonderful time.  I will have a similar group of posts for this summer’s vacation I am sure, but until I return…. Let’s revisit last year’s posts.   I’ve seen miles and miles of Texas   On the road again……..   Down by the sea…. …

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Happy Father’s Day!

To all the Dads, Granddads, and Papas out there…… Happy Father’s Day! Dads are such an important part of a child’s life. Having active, positive male role models is important for both boys and girls. I’m happy and blessed to have a wonderful husband who is an excellent role model for our son and an …

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Garden Gab, Loss

My 1st tomato child (first tomato plant I planted) is dying. This year is the 1st year since I began gardening, 3 years ago, that my tomato plants have been fruitful. Tomatoes are hard for me for some reason. :( The leaves began to take on a golden hue. I went to my favorite garden …

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Trippin’

I talked earlier this week about our vacation plans. We’re driving to Alabama from our home in Texas. I’ve very little idea what we’ll do while we are there…….because we’re going to visit with family. Family I have not seen in over 20 years. A nephew and 2 nieces I have never met. My sister …

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Carrot Raisin Salad

One of my favorite summertime salads is carrot raisin salad. It is creamy and fresh. With all the parties, get-to-gethers, pot lucks, barbecues, and what not’s that the summer brings….a good creamy side dish is always a welcome thing! What you need: 4 cups carrots, shredded 1 cups raisins 1/3 cup salad dressing, miracle whip …

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Let there be pink!!

Summer means…… Pink Hair for the almost 13 year old. Don’t worry, it will wash out before school starts. Summer means…. Fresh from the garden watermelon. Summer means….. Homemade Ice Cream Lightly Adapted from a recipe in my ice cream maker’s owners manual. 1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit. (I used blackberries) 1/2 cup …

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Garden Gab, Blooms and Bugs

I’ve got some beautiful blooms going on. And Gnomes….we have a blue hat and a red hat. Not choosing a side. Bug eggs….. And blasted baby bugs. I missed the first few sets of eggs…apparently.

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