So about a week ago, after eating barbecue, chicken, roast beef, bacon, pork chops, fajitas and more barbecue, my husband decided that he was ready for a break from meat for awhile… just as I was prepping a big ol’ … Continue reading “Salmon Cakes to the Rescue”… written four years ago and never shared 😉
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche I have been on a chocolate binge lately. Not just eating chocolate, but making it at home using ingredients with names I can pronounce like, “cocoa,” “organic coconut oil,” “pure vanilla extract,” … Continue reading Cocoa and cacao… do you know the difference?
Printed with the permission of The Alpine Avalanche On a drive around the area a few years ago, my husband and I discovered an other-worldly landscape just a stone’s throw from Mexico. Cruising around what was soon to become our … Continue reading Local honey from the blooms of our desert flowers
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche I’ve been on a baking kick lately and I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. It’s a great feeling to be baking again after a year-long hiatus … Continue reading Bake these muffins and watch them magically disappear
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche Back in 1996, Gus Billing began gifting his loved ones with homemade, handmade goodies. He picked pecans from the large trees in the yard of his Fort Davis family home, and began … Continue reading Davis Mountain Nut Company is a Fort Davis Treat
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche “Have you ever been to the Alpine Bread Lady?” asked JT Maroney, publisher of the newspaper you’re reading right now. I had never even heard of such a person before he asked. … Continue reading Texas Cottage Food Law and the Taste and See Bakery
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche Cueva de Leon, or “cave of the lion,” is the perfect name for a long-time favorite restaurant situated in the shadow of Sleeping Lion Mountain in downtown Fort Davis. Lorina Bencomo … Continue reading Cueva de Leon serving Fort Davis for over 40 years
Time for some “real talk” here… and by “real talk,” I mean I’m not limited to a word count or subject matter because this is straight-up bloggy, not newspapery. There might even be a typo or two. Plus I just … Continue reading Caffeine and cookies on a Thursday afternoon…
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche About one thousand, seven hundred and forty-seven years ago, a Roman priest named Valentinus sat in prison, awaiting his death for defying an oppressive Roman emperor by marrying Christian couples who were … Continue reading Love is in the air… or is that the smell of fresh-baked cookies?
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche On a recent trip to the Gulf coast, my husband and I made it our mission to consume as much fresh seafood as possible in a three-day period. Living in far West … Continue reading Beach & Station Street Grill in Port Aransas