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Dim Sum in the Loop

Written by | Published July 31, 2008
On a recent visit to Houston, I had dim sum with my daughter and my siblings at Yum Yum Cha…

Honk If You Love Italian Food

Written by | Published July 30, 2008
This past weekend, my husband and I made the trek up I-35 to visit relatives in Oklahoma, and we made…

Making Tracks to Glen Rose

Written by | Published July 28, 2008
I have visited the Glen Rose area dozens of times over the years, but had never stopped at Dinosaur Valley…

Birding the Colorado

Written by | Published July 22, 2008
A few years ago, I joined a group that conducts surveys on the lower Colorado River. I joined partly to…

Dr Pepper Reveries

Written by | Published July 22, 2008
It seems I have a lot to learn when it comes to the fine art of pit-mastering. Last evening, I attempted…

Fair-Weather Foodie at the Farmers Market

Written by | Published July 22, 2008
Whenever I have a rare burst of Saturday morning energy (and a craving for homemade soup or a special salad…

Marble Falls—Of Pigging Out and Pigs

Written by | Published July 9, 2008
I recently enjoyed a fabulous weekend eat-athon in historic downtown Marble Falls—from tasty tapas and vino (and fun people-watching in…

Grill Marks

Written by | Published July 9, 2008
I've been giving my trusty Weber kettle grill a workout lately, and this past Sunday, I tried my hand at…

Independence Day—in Austin and beyond

Written by | Published July 7, 2008
4th of July fireworks displays never cease to give me a rush of excitement and ooh-and-ahh wonder. Despite the crowds…

Web of Drama

Written by | Published June 26, 2008
I remember last June—one of the rainiest Junes on record—when my basil plants grew out of control and those crazy…

Museum of Food

Written by | Published June 26, 2008
Sunday morning. 8 am. The topic is "Food as Art." And the venue is the self-service "gallery" in the Whole…

Perfected Quencher

Written by | Published June 12, 2008
Until last Saturday, I had forgotten how long it's been since I had a really GREAT glass of iced tea.…
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