Desperately seeking . . .

a modest herb garden. A fresh start can generate welcome change, but this fresh start means no fresh herbs at arm’s reach. It’s time to replace the lost little garden, left behind in New York. 

I picked up a spray of Texas basil at Central Market (much more to explore there soon). The basil added a nice aroma and kick to our salad last night. But the search continues for the foundation elements of a humble counter container garden. Have GPS, will travel. How does your garden grow? If you’ve got a line on herbs and organic gardening in Austin, please show me the trail.




Chowder for the Wolf at the Door

When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our

Apple Soup Sendoff

Farewells bring on mingled emotions. Some signal “goodbyes” and others “so longs,” with hopes to stay connected even over long distances. When the time came

Peppered Corn Meal

Preparing the perfect polenta sounds easy enough, but around my kitchen, it takes added patience to work with the grainy flour ground from white or