Spring is Calling-Jardesca Apertiva

  As we move from winter to spring, what images come to mind? When I was living north, it was a single white crocus pushing through the cracked and cold soil. In Texas, it is the Mountain Laurels and Redbuds. We move from citrus and evergreens to white flowers and herb gardens. And as we […]

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The Magic of Bubbles

What is it about bubbles?  Is it the anticipation? The way they reflect the light with swirling colors?  Perhaps it is the challenge of blowing the biggest bubble or the chase as they float out of reach. Children of all ages can easily become absorbed in the magic on a sunny afternoon.  That doesn’t change in […]

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Need a ‘Rita?

Today is National Margarita Day, a holiday which I am sure you will not mind celebrating.  If you live here in Texas, I am sure you are well-versed in all things agave.  Before I moved here I had only experienced very harsh, very gold, and very dangerous tequila.  I had not yet had a Mexican […]

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Labor (Day) of Love?

Ah, watermelon…the perfect summer treat…thirst quenching, low calorie, full of lycopene and Vitamin A….and citrulline.  Haven’t heard of it?  Let’s just say that according to a Web Md article, it has some interesting benefits for the man in your life (wink, wink).  I recently cut into a watermelon which had great flavor but it was lacking in texture (not firm […]

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