Artsy-Fartsy Weekend

We were truly cultured this weekend as we visited two art exhibits plus the brand spankin’ new 21c Museum Hotel in OKC. . . . → Read More: Artsy-Fartsy Weekend

The Yosemite

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. ” —John Muir . . . → Read More: The Yosemite

Blackberry Thyme

It is blackberry season here and I wanted to share a few of our favorite recipes today. Notice my clever title? At least a few of these recipes also utilize some fresh herbs. AND HERE’S A GREAT MARGARITA RECIPE! . . . → Read More: Blackberry Thyme

The Wurst Post

Wurst, not worst…..Please read on to learn about Chris Ying’s newest publication, “The Wurst of Lucky Peach (a treasury of encased meat)” . . . → Read More: The Wurst Post

UFO or SI2

A historic aeronautic event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (No, it wasn’t an alien landing but it was probably just as historic and exciting.) . . . → Read More: UFO or SI2

Wine Country

It’s not Napa, but Arkansas definitely has some outstanding wineries run by some great people. . . . → Read More: Wine Country

A Visit to the Natural State for an Opportunity to Relax

Tag along for a visit to Arkansas, The Natural State and The Land of Opportunity ….to relax. . . . → Read More: A Visit to the Natural State for an Opportunity to Relax

Cannellini Baked Beans

Swap out your normal “bake bean” bean for cannellini beans. The results just might become the new favorite. . . . → Read More: Cannellini Baked Beans

A final wrap-up….

But, wait…there’s more. Here’s a final wrap-up and review of our time in Taos (plus some added pictures). . . . → Read More: A final wrap-up….

More food from Taos

Oh, know…Taos Mesa Brewing was not the only establishment where we imbibed and ate. There is some stamina needed in eating one’s way through Northern New Mexican cuisine. (Naps are recommended.) . . . → Read More: More food from Taos

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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