In Fort Davis recently, we’ve had some seriously foggy weather… some might say it has been, “thick as pea soup,” an old phrase coined by Londoners in the 1800s for their foggy weather conditions. In our home, there has been … Continue reading Pea-soupy weather calls for split pea soup on the stove
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson The other day, my husband and I were cleaning up a portion of our brick-paved patio where weeds somehow managed to appear. We … Continue reading Dandelion – a plant whose virtues have been discovered in my yard
Last June, I decided I was going to grow basil and cilantro plants from seeds, in a sunny window in the kitchen. I knew that I was a little late getting started on herb gardening, but figured that maybe Mother … Continue reading Indoor herb gardening during our West Texas fall and winter
Tomorrow night is the annual Fort Davis Lions Club Enchilada Supper. This event is the Fort Davis Lions Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, raising money to support our mission of providing eye care for those in need, giving scholarships … Continue reading Did somebody say “enchilada supper”? Yes, I did!
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!