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
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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