Driving down a dusty backroad in Fort Stockton the other day, I couldn’t help but notice all of the prickly pear cactus lining the roadway, loaded with the purple jewels of the desert that I’ve come to know and love … Continue reading Prickly Pear cactus fruit – little gems in the desert’s treasure chest
When I was a little girl growing up in Houston, El Paso was a mystical place in my mind. It fascinated me to see highway signs with directions to El Paso, nearly 800 miles away. How could any place be … Continue reading El Paso Mexican food has yet to disappoint
This post is not about food, because believe it or not, I do lots more than just food. “Because Food is What I Do” is called that after a tongue-in-cheek conversation following one of my mom’s best friends trying to … Continue reading This post is not about food.
After a strangely short apricot season, cherry season strolled into town. The pain of a super-short apricot season, thanks to the hail storms that knocked the precious fruit from the trees prematurely, was all but forgotten when I saw the … Continue reading When life comes with a bowl of cherries…
Last week was unusually busy in the life of the Johnses. While I normally meal-plan ahead and make enough for dinner to last through at least one leftovers-lunch, it just didn’t happen last week, several times even. And, my friends … Continue reading Stone Village Market and Deli saves the day again and again
Many years ago, I was introduced to the wonders of blue corn on a trip from the Texas Hill Country up through New Mexico to Hopi Land in Arizona… to the Third Mesa, to be specific. Restaurants throughout New Mexico … Continue reading Blue corn tortillas in Far West Texas? Yes, please!
One day last week, my husband and I had a meal that still has us talking about it, a week later. We were running errands in Alpine and decided to try out the new restaurant, Creekside, after hearing rave reviews. … Continue reading Creekside in Alpine – serving fresh, creative and delicious food