Category Archives: Food

Over the river and through the woods…

…to Grandma’s house we go. In our case, it was just an 80 mile road trip up Hwy 281 through Three Rivers, Whitsett, Campbellton, and Pleasanton from George West, Texas to San Antonio. Growing up, my family customarily travelled to … Continue reading

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Spring fever

It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want … Continue reading

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When’s the best time to hunt ducks?

The year before John died, a friend gave us some ducks.  Dead ducks.  We took them out and laid them on the kitchen counter.  They smelled kind of fishy.  We thought about cooking them for Thanksgiving dinner.  I’d heard that … Continue reading

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Day 2-Festive Foods

I love festive foods because it means there’s a festive gathering and I have yet to have a festive gathering without my family and friends.  I am not a caterer, after all.  I don’t even have catering delusions, but I … Continue reading

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Moments of Gratitude

I had the best 60th birthday that anyone could ever have.  I would have to sift the week-end with a #4 sieve to find something that wasn’t perfect.  I finally settled on my little sister, MA, who looks so stinking … Continue reading

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Filet de Mignon Axis

I didn’t know that mignon is French for “cute” or “cutie” so a filet mignon is a cute filet.  That’s a little precious.  Bob’s been making filet de mignon axis deer style recently.  He started doing it with venison backstrap … Continue reading

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Fishing all night

In May, when Bob, Drew, and I got off the jetty boat at Fisherman’s Wharf in Port Aransas, we saw the Scat Cat unloading their passengers from a 5 hour fishing trip into the Gulf of Mexico.  The Scat Cat … Continue reading

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