Isn’t it funny how Far West Texas weather can go from record-breaking heat to record-breaking cold in what seems like moments? After all of the oppressive heat we’ve endured out here since May, this week’s freezing temperatures were a welcome … Continue reading Nothing thaws you out like a big pot of soup
After five years of faithful service, a vital member of our kitchen staff retired, without notice. The other morning, the Keurig sat in a puddle of water that should’ve been run through grounds. About half of the specified amount of … Continue reading When the electric coffeemaker quits working mid-cup …
With a couple of cool nights and less-sweltering days under our belts so far this fall, I can’t help be feel the need to go camping. I’m a moderately cool-air kind of camper. Call me crazy, but I don’t need … Continue reading The leaves are changing colors… it’s time to go camping!
We’ve been watching a pear tree in a neighbor’s weekend home fill with pears to the point of wondering if the branches were going to hold up to the weight of the fruit. “Feel free to come pick pears when … Continue reading The bounty of local fruit trees… I just can’t get enough
Not long ago, I got a terrible hankering for curry chicken. It was on a day when the delicious Thai Way food truck in Alpine was closed, and there were no other possibilities of getting curry made by someone else … Continue reading Curry Chicken at home… almost as good as any restaurant
Having recently returned from a whirlwind trip from West Texas to East Texas for a family funeral, I spent a lot of time thinking about the importance of family. Driving 1200 miles in under two days gives you time … Continue reading Keep your family heritage alive in the kitchen
Peaches are the top fruit tree in Texas, according to a Texas A&M report I recently read. There are over one million peach trees around the state, and only about half of them are planted in orchards over one acre … Continue reading Fresh, local peaches make everything sweeter