There’s a good chance you’re reading this after I’ve tearfully sent the last of my visiting family back to their faraway homes after nearly a week of experiencing far West Texas for the first time. When my sister, Casey, who … Continue reading Summer vacations in Far West Texas
When the weather reports last week threatened a few days of snow, I decided to make a big pot of chili to welcome the change in weather. I also wanted to be prepared with large batches of food to have … Continue reading It’s okay to cry over spilled chili… and then cook beef stew.
Printed with permission of the Alpine Avalanche – Aug. 10, 2017 UPDATE 02/2018: I’m very sad to report that the bakery is closed. It was my weekend go-to when I didn’t feel like cooking breakfast and/or wanted to grab something … Continue reading Check out the Smallest Bakery West of the Pecos… Sweet and Savory Bakery!
Printed with permission of the Alpine Avalanche – July 27, 2017 One of the things I love about living in Fort Davis is being near the Fort Davis National Historic Site. If ever you feel like modern life is weighing … Continue reading What a treat to find a cookbook at the Fort Davis National Historic Site
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche – July 20, 2017 I took this photo last year near the Fort Davis Presbyterian Church. A couple months ago, we decided that we wanted to plant prickly pear cactuses as one … Continue reading Prickly Pear season is upon us in far West Texas
Printed with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche This weekend, I had the privilege of serving as a judge for the Mile High Chili Cook-Off at the Davis Mountains State Park. This year was the third annual chili cook-off, and … Continue reading Davis Mountains State Park’s 3rd annual Mile High Chili Cook-Off
Printed with the permission of The Alpine Avalanche Last weekend, the Hammerfest Cycling Race came to Fort Davis. It was my second time to experience it as a Lions Club member, helping with different positions for the USA Cycling sanctioned … Continue reading If you’re going to feed a crowd, get out the slow cookers
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) You can’t cruise through Fort Davis without seeing the beautiful Hotel Limpia sitting on nearly three acres in the heart of downtown, with its lush patio and sturdy two-story stone building. The … Continue reading The Porch at Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis
Reprinted with the permission of the Alpine Avalanche Newspaper – http://www.alpineavalanche.com It all started back in 1842 when a young Belgian boy named Anton Diedrick witnessed a murder. He was drugged and shanghaied by the murderers, and when he awoke, … Continue reading All the locals go to Poco Mexico Café in Fort Davis