Texas got it right

Local Roots

This past May, we decided to do free stuff for a month so our budget could recuperate from overspending in April. Because we weren’t spending money, I learned to appreciate other aspects of our outings. One Saturday, we went to downtown Austin for the Farmers’ Market...
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Grâce Pour Quotidien

The daily activities that fill most of our time can seem unimportant. We often get aggravated doing them, which is strange because tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and sleeping are absolutely necessary for life and health. The rhythm of household tending simultaneously...
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Mountain Happy Hour

About 5:30 p.m. is my favorite time of day. The sun is starting to sink. The day is waning. At the lake house we’re renting, everybody but me is jumping into the water and shouting out dares. I’m dying to join them, to jump into the cool lake after this hot day of...
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Blueberry Patch Chats

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Harvest comes early to my home state of Florida. Around here, we enjoy two growing seasons each year – early spring and fall. So, right now, our garden is bursting with produce. Down the road, my friends Kristen and Scott West opened their U-pick...
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Chicken Pot Pie for the Modern Chick

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle True, my cooking has become lazy. As I’ve already admitted on these pages, I am currently the third best cook in my house. A 12-year-old is beating me, seriously. So before discovering this super easy recipe, I never would have attempted...
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Planting Our Fall Garden

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle The question is a calculated power move by 12-year-old Kit-Kat, and she appeals to the highest authority. “DADDY, who does the garden belong to?”   Kit-Kat already believes the garden is hers. She plants it, tends it, waters it,...
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Aunt Kim’s Lemon-Horseradish Fish Cakes

The fish cakes Kim and Kit-Kat made on Sunday night were so delicious, I thought you might like to taste them too. Kim was happy to share the recipe with everyone. I hope you enjoy this summertime meal, because I sure did! And who knows, maybe you’ve got a chef-in-training...
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