What makes a good burger?

This week I got my husband to take me to one of my favorite places for lunch. Tookie’s which specializes in burgers has been a Clear Lake institution since the 1970s. It suffered a fairly long hiatus after hurricane Ike in September 2008.
The building severely flooded and the cost of bringing it back was too …

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Asian Cucumber Salad

One of my absolute favorite things at Korean restaurants is the spicy cucumber salad. To me there isn’t anything better than this. I suppose it probably goes back to the fact that we always had a plethora of cucumbers in the garden in the summertime. We’d eat them in sandwiches, sliced with vinegar at dinner, …

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Gosh Washington DC has great food

I spent part of last week in Washington, DC on business and I didn’t have a bad meal the whole time I was there. Almost equally important though, I didn’t eat the same kind of food twice. Staying at the Washington Hilton near Dupont Circle, there are so many great places to choose from. While …

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Growing my own ingredients

I really enjoy this time of year. Partly because we start to get good produce at the Farmer’s Market again and partly because it is when I get to plant my vegetables for the summer.
This year I decided to focus the early garden on greens because they require lots of water and will die or …

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Egg casserole

One thing that I liked to make for my spouse before we discovered he had diabetes was quiche. The problem is that quiche involves pie crust and my spouse wanting to avoid carbs as much as possible is not longer a fan. Recently he suggested to me, “why don’t you just make the quiche without …

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Buttermilk Cheese Scones

Typically I keep my weekday breakfasts simple and easy. Mostly because I get up VERY early in order to workout every morning. However, this week I ran out of yogurt which is my typical morning fare. So I needed something else ready-made to have for breakfast the rest of the week. So I decided to …

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