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

Hot Springs and Lake Ouachita Trip

We travel to Hot Springs at least once a year, but we have found a new favorite haunt at Lake Ouachita State Park. . . . → Read More: Hot Springs and Lake Ouachita Trip

Always take the scenic route….

Did you catch all the clues I posted recently?

Did you wonder why I was decorating with farolitos and baking bischochitos?

I know you friends and how astute you are so I am sure some of you guessed.

Yes, we went to Santa Fe for Christmas again.  It had been three years since we spent . . . → Read More: Always take the scenic route….

New Orleans: Lagniappe, Part deux

This is absolutely the last of my NOLA odyssey. Here are a few more things we found plus the rest of the travel tips from my New Orleans’ buddy. . . . → Read More: New Orleans: Lagniappe, Part deux

New Orleans: Lagniappe

Just a “little bit extra” for you today: green wigs, haunts, cemeteries, street performers, “second lines,” and riverboats. . . . → Read More: New Orleans: Lagniappe

NOMA and The Presbytere : Une randonnée artistique

Follow my adventures in NOLA as I sat out on my artistic (and solo) trek to the New Orleans Museum of Art. . . . → Read More: NOMA and The Presbytere : Une randonnée artistique

New Orleans, À la une

Eat New Orleans…what else is there to say… . . . → Read More: New Orleans, À la une

Spring Breakin’

I started out my Spring Break with a snowy trip to Taterville……. . . . → Read More: Spring Breakin’

Carne Adovada

We had some lovely Carne Adovada on our whirlwind trip through Albuquerque in November. I am only now getting around to posting my version of this great NM dish. . . . → Read More: Carne Adovada

KC Retreats and Eats

Please forgive me, but there will be some overlap here from previous posts.

But, these places are so good that I wanted to revisit them.

We definitely make it a point to visit these places almost every time we go to Kansas City.

Here is a brief run down from our last visit which included . . . → Read More: KC Retreats and Eats

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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