Yes, We Have No Bananas

Yes, We Have No Bananas

Actually, this is not a funny post today. This is serious. Like, no more banana splits or banana bread serious. I posting a link here to a National Geographic article alerting us to a truly dire threat. Bananas in East Asia have been decimated by a fungus that, though...
Oh, My God, Where Are the Posts?

Oh, My God, Where Are the Posts?

Hi, This is Brian and I want to reassure you that I’ll be back and blogging. I’ve taken the start of July off to focus on being calm and thinking about our peonies. Suzi and I are peony freaks. We travel to peony festivals and visit formal gardens...
Breakfast in Austin

Breakfast in Austin

I am not a breakfast person, unless you can offer me toast with strawberry jam and a cup of cocoa topped with whipped cream. Lately, I’ve begun the switch to a double shot of espresso and a croissant. A shift in sophistication but not a different path really. We...

We Are On The Road Until Tuesday

Good Morning, I know, Suzi and I seem to be traveling to excess. And we enjoy it all. We are headed to Austin for the high school graduation of our twin grandsons. We may be blogging a margarita or breakfast taco for you. When we are back on Tuesday, I’ll...
Malfy Gins: Simply the Best

Malfy Gins: Simply the Best

    Juniper berries have been used as medicine since the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt. They were a staple in the kits of medieval practitioners of early modern medicine in Europe. And then, by the early 1600s, Europeans had discovered how to mix alcohol with...