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Brain Food: When Life Hands You Lemons, Ask for Oranges Instead

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Maybe the first thing you can say about oranges is, they taste good. Most of you will find oranges easier to add to your diet (or use more of) than, say, spinach or kale. We already know that oranges bring a good dose of vitamin […]

Monday Review: Amy's and Cathy's, Best Sandwiches in Seguin!

It’s been a while since I reviewed an eatery. Last week I found the perfect candidate: Amy’s and Cathy’s Takeout, on the square in Seguin. This little-known eatery is a gem, a real find in the sleepy little town I now call home. (Again.) Amy and Cathy use an interesting business model: Serve home-made […]

Thanksgiving Twist: Curry Fruit Salad

I’m cranking on the novels, and I reached a bit of a dead-end. Low blood sugar or something. Happens late in the day, when one has spent the whole day cooped up with felines and pushing keyboard keys. The low blood sugar thing got me to looking for some fruit, which got me to […]

Fish 4 Friday: Cajun Fish Tacos

Some fella once quipped that the catfish was the Cajun state bird. Me, I think that’s pretty mean. So mean, in fact, that I stopped laughing as soon as my ribs started to hurt. (No sense in taking things too far!) There is one thing, though, that the Cajun Nation has right: Catfish is […]

No Time to Talk, Only One More Day Before Ireland

Sorry I can’t stay and chat, but we’re busy. (That’s a policy statement, don’t worry if there’s not much to actually see.) PJ had a shopping list that will, all by itself, fill at least two large checkable travel bags. And that’s just her stuff.

A little more than a week ago, PJ and I […]

Eating Irish: Ploughman’s Lunch

Irish agriculture has pretty much all gone mechanized these days, but for many decades the ploughman was an integral component of food production there. Probably longer than in the U.S., where we adopt new ways more quickly, and we have more social wealth to support that.

Working with a horse and plough is mighty hungry-making, […]