Looking for an unusual drink to serve over the holidays with an interesting history? Try Wassail, made easily in the instant pot or slow cooker.
To grow a tomato or a pepper and prepare a meal from your labor and care is primordially satisfying.” — Nell Newman Frost finally hit here in Austin a couple of weeks ago (although it was nearly 80 degrees yesterday so I wouldn’t exactly say winter has hit…). I had more than a dozen tomato […]
It’s been raining a lot in Austin lately. Days and days of it after a summer of serious drought. I like the rain, and it’s a welcome change. But the dog… The dog is terrified of the rain. A couple of days into the onslaught I start really worrying about her. I watch her as […]
*before we begin…I actually enjoyed (some) of Jordan Peterson’s book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos and thought I’d take a crack at it myself. This post is meant (mostly) for entertainment purposes and I cannot guarantee you’ll hate yourself less by following my or anyone else’s advice. See rule 12 for more. […]
Fifteen years ago I lived in Ireland for a year. I was newly married and very young. I’d never set foot outside the U.S before that. It was a shock, to say the least. In the early days and weeks I had a hard time adjusting. It was all so different, so unknown and unpredictable. […]