Category Archives: Food

Greetings from Scotland (Part 3 – Isle of Skye and Glencoe)

So after Inverness, the next destination was the über-tourist mecca in Scotland, Loch Ness.  We started the day at Urquhart Castle, which is about as picturesque as it gets. The entrance/visitors center is extremely well situated into the landscape; when … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Soup

So it’s definitely soup weather these days in Austin – and I love it! We’ve gotten several large bunches of carrots the past two months in our weekly Farmhouse Delivery box.  Luckily, we’ve run across several great carrot soup recipes.  My … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Post about Birds, Plants, and Wine

This has been a pretty good year for bird watching.  I’ve got a couple of painted buntings that visit fairly regularly.  These are generally one-time-a-year birds here – at least that’s my experience. I also have a fairly substantial flock … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

  I know I’ve been posting pretty erratically.  I’m still schlepping up to Abilene each week; sometimes twice.  I’ll be so glad when I can finally put that venerable city in my rear-view mirror permanently.  Ah well – that’s probably … Continue reading

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So in today’s ‘That Should Be a Word’ section of the New York Times Magazine, the word was: (SELL-fede), v To post photos of one’s meal.  “After Heloise selfeed the caviar for two minutes trying to get the best angle, … Continue reading

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Cooking Odds and Ends

So we had some really knock-out meals recently that I just had to get out into the ether.  Last Sunday it was super cold and dreary – the high for the day was 36F (2C) – and that put me in … Continue reading

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Greetings from Boston, MASS!

So finally it’s our vacation…first stop is Boston.  Rain and 56 outside, but much better than Austin at 85 and 1,000 percent humidity. Staying at the Four Seasons, across the street from Boston Common.  Got some great photos – hoping … Continue reading

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