nature

Summertime

June 9, 2010
Summertime

Summertime, and the living is…steamy!  While it may not be summer according to the calendar, my internal timetable says that summer starts the first time I have to turn on the AC in order to be able to sleep. I passed that milepost several weeks ago here in sultry Mississippi, but I’m really not complaining.  […]

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Changes

April 11, 2010
Sweet Olive Flowers

Trees are sporting new leaves, kittens are turning into cats, and this week, my own little girl is becoming a teenager. With so many natural changes going on, it seems fitting that this blog is about to go through some changes of its own. I wanted to let you know what’s happening, and while I’m […]

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Veganstyle Cruising

December 1, 2009
Guatemala from the ship

I’m back! Sorry to leave you without new recipes for so long, but I have to admit that I needed a vacation. Now that I’m home and Thanksgiving is over, I have lots of plans for new recipes. Unfortunately, right now they’re just plans, so in the meantime, let me tell you a little about […]

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Little Creatures

August 7, 2009

A quick trip to my parents’ house in the country means three things: a time to catch up on family gossip, an opportunity to feast on my mother’s vegan lasagna, and a chance to tour my Dad’s garden with my camera in hand. My father, a retired horticulturist, has two gardening passions, azaleas and cacti. […]

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Sunday Garden Blogging

September 21, 2008

I’ve been outside a lot lately, enjoying my garden and taking a few photos when I can remember to bring the camera out with me. As it turns out, when I look closely enough I find that I’m not the only one enjoying the garden. I was admiring my basil, which is just now hitting […]

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Unexpected Storm

April 8, 2008

Friday morning started off like any other. After my morning coffee, I took the dog for a walk around the neighborhood, both of us glad to be out on such a beautiful day. When we got back to our yard, I grabbed my camera to take a shot of the first blooms on one of […]

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What I Did on my Spring Break Vacation

March 20, 2008

Warning: Photo-heavy post. No food. Much water. I have food for you, a St. Patrick’s Day dish that is actually two recipes in one. Making it took up most of the day on Sunday, and I’d hoped to get it posted in time for the holiday itself. What I forgot to take into consideration is […]

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Robins: Harbingers of Spring or Winged Nuisances?

March 2, 2008

The dog’s been barking non-stop, the cars are splashed with lumpy purple and white gunk, and the cats are afraid–yes afraid–to go outside. Is it the invasion of the body snatchers? No, it’s the return of the robins. They’re everywhere. Drawn by the berries in the huge hackberry tree in the front yard, they’ve descended […]

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Flowers and Bees

October 7, 2007

It’s a sure sign that I haven’t been doing much cooking when I start posting non-food photos. For the next week we have house guests, so I probably won’t be doing much experimental cooking for a while. (I tend to stick to tried-and-true recipes when other people’s meals are at stake.) In the meantime, here […]

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Springtime in Mississippi

September 29, 2007

Of course, it’s not really springtime in Mississippi, but try telling that to the flowers! I’ll be posting a new recipe soon, but in the meantime, I thought you might enjoy a look at the local color. This is one of my “Katrina survivor” spider lilies. After the hurricane, huge pine trees littered my parents’ […]

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Hot and Tired but Glad to be Home

July 12, 2007

Whew! I’m still tired! Thanks to the generosity of my parents, we’ve just returned from a whirlwind cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, with my mom and dad, my sister and her family, and my brother and his wife. There were 12 of us in all, and I think I’m safe in saying that we all had […]

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Weekend Country Photo Blogging

March 25, 2007

I spent most of the weekend at my parents’ house and came home with a few edible goodies in a cooler and a full Compact Flash card in my camera. Here are a few photos from southeast Louisiana, where the trees are bigger than the buildings: This is my parents house, dwarfed by the giant […]

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Home Again

March 16, 2007

Every Spring break, my parents, my sister’s family, and my family gather at a state park either in north Louisiana or in south Arkansas. My sister and brother-in-law and their three kids drive in from Austin, Texas, while our parents come up from southeastern Louisiana. We try to pick a location equidistant from all of […]

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Weekend Photo Blogging

January 6, 2007

Thank you all for your get-well wishes. Yesterday was the first day I felt like eating again, and I still don’t feel like doing much cooking, so I’m sorry to say that I have no new recipes or food photos to post. Since I hate to have no new content on the blog, I’ve decided […]

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Post-Thanksgiving Edition

November 27, 2006

We had a great Thanksgiving with D.’s family in New Orleans. It was a short trip, but we got to visit with a lot of family members. We had plenty to eat at Thanksgiving dinner, with the highlight being my sister-in-law’s vegan cornbread dressing. Of the dishes I brought, the two big hits were the […]

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Tomatoes and Flowers

October 13, 2006

I’m afraid that the title does not refer to a recipe! I’ve been in a “cooking slump” lately and haven’t created anything new (other than credit card debt for repeated runs for take-out). Since I haven’t had any food to photograph, I’ve had a little time to take photos of other things around my house, […]

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Colorado!

June 6, 2006

Those of you who guessed Colorado were correct. We’re in Rocky Mountain National Park, or rather in Estes Park, just outside the park. The photo yesterday was taken at Emerald Lake, and the hike to get there involved picking our way carefully over lots of snow (I wasn’t so careful once and slid all the […]

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