island life, Local Eats, Texas Travels

Where to Eat in Galveston- The Mosquito Café

To name a restaurant the Mosquito Café may seem a bit odd, but when you're in Galveston, odd is pretty common.  And usually, odd is tied to a bit of history.  This holds true with the tasty local favorite, The Mosquito Café.  You will still find the Mosquito Fleet docked in Galveston.  These are the… Continue reading Where to Eat in Galveston- The Mosquito Café

Family Fun, Local Eats, Texas Travels

Where To Eat In Galveston- The Gypsy Joynt

If you like off-beat and funky, Galveston is the place for you.  If you love good food served with a funky vibe, the Gypsy Joynt is the place for you. It's not surprising to learn that the Gypsy Joynt got its start in Austin.  It's still one of the best-kept secrets in Galveston.  Located off the Strand… Continue reading Where To Eat In Galveston- The Gypsy Joynt

A Marine For Christmas, Recipes, writing

Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!

Food is essential to romance. Regardless of where the food comes from- a fancy restaurant, a cool dinner, or from home. The old saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" has a lot of truth to it. I don't know many women who are impervious to a man who cooks for… Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!

Family Fun, island life, Local Eats, Texas Travels

Where To Eat In Galveston: The Black Pearl

The Black Pearl Oyster Bar sits at the corner of 23rd Street and Market.   It also sits at the corner of delicious and amazing.  With seafood favorites and a Cajun Flair, there is no reason not to hit this place when you are in Galveston. The Black Pearl is located in the historic Strand District… Continue reading Where To Eat In Galveston: The Black Pearl

Family Fun, island life, Texas Travels

Where To Eat In Galveston, Texas

So, I want to tell you about my favorite restaurant in Galveston. But then again, I don’t. I like knowing the local spots and if any more people find out about this gem, then I will have to wait longer. But then again, I live here full time and I can eat when all the… Continue reading Where To Eat In Galveston, Texas

All Year Round

The One Thing The Food Industry Won’t Tell You

Slate' Criticizes the 'Home-Cooked Family Dinner': Joel Salatin RespondsBy Joel SalatinTags: Joel Salatin, family dinner, home cooking, SlateVictimhood escalates to stratospheric whining with Amanda Marcotte's recent Slate post titled Let's Stop Idealizing the Home-Cooked Family Dinner.The piece concluded more often than not family members (especially the male ones) were ingrates and, generally, home-cooked meals were… Continue reading The One Thing The Food Industry Won’t Tell You

Homesteading, Recipes

Gratin Dauphinois- A Fancy Name For A Flat Out Good Potato

You could call these scalloped potatoes, but Gratin Dauphinois has so much more flair!  It is hard to go wrong with potatoes, they are a humble food from the earth that need only a little dressing up.  You will be hard pressed to find a menu that can't be complimented with a potato dish.  With… Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois- A Fancy Name For A Flat Out Good Potato

Recipes

Beef Carbonnade- Flat Out Good Food

I have a thing for cookbooks.  Some people have a hard time passing up a great pair of shoes, I have a hard time passing up an appealing cookbook.  More often than not, I only try a handful of recipes but if I find one outstanding recipe that makes the book purchase more than worth… Continue reading Beef Carbonnade- Flat Out Good Food

Recipes

Chicken & Dumplins- Now that is comfort food!

A favorite food of the whole family is chicken and dumplings.  No matter the size of the pot, the pot will be empty.  As a matter of fact, no holiday meal is complete without this dish and  much to my surprise, not all families feel this way about dumplings.  I was shocked the first holiday… Continue reading Chicken & Dumplins- Now that is comfort food!