Category Archives: texas

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A funny thing happened last Christmas when I was trying to come up with dinners the family would like. I get tired of making the same things over and over again, though everyone insists they like lasagna and enchiladas and … Continue reading

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long way from home

While New England prepared for another storm yesterday, we ate an early dinner on the patio outside of Whole Foods. Snow??  What snow??? It’s a hard life. The day began with breakfast at Habanero’s, a local Mexican place with fabulous … Continue reading

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friday morning tournament

We’ve had blueberry pancakes at the Magnolia Cafe and now it’s time for a little friendly competition.  One competitor is almost 77 and the other is 7.  The matches are very close. Root beer floats will be served later.  To … Continue reading

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notes from austin

Yep, we made it to Texas. It’s a sunny morning here.  Banjo Man has walked to his happy place, the HEB grocery store.  And I am here at the condo wearing shorts and drinking coffee. Will is at work making … Continue reading

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the christmas gift

Last December I had something happen to me in a grocery store that had never happened to me before.  Or to anyone I know, for that matter. It was just a few days before Christmas and Banjo Man and I … Continue reading

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merry christmas from texas

I’m taking a break from assembling casseroles for Christmas morning breakfast.  I don’t know when that became a tradition in our family, but it had something to do with trying to get some food in my children in between the … Continue reading

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happy for texas

Congratulations, Astros!!! I’m not a baseball fan, but I decorated my kitchen window in the right colors!

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day in, night out in austin

One of our favorite blues men, Johnny Nicholas, was playing at our favorite bar, the Saxon Pub, last night. Will and I planned to be there.  Of course.  Johnny no longer does the Wednesday Happy Hour, so when he does appear … Continue reading

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catching up here in austin

It is raining lightly this morning, something folks in Austin never seem to mind.  No flash flooding, no tropical storms or wind.  Just a calm little rainy morning, overcast and gray. I am going to fill the crock pot with … Continue reading

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brisket is king

We can’t go to Austin without having a meal where Will works “in the pit”. So here are some pictures of Will working hard.  That meat smoking business?  It’s serious in Texas.            

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