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...
We’re Back and We Hiked and We Ate and We Lost Weight

We’re Back and We Hiked and We Ate and We Lost Weight

Suzi and I got back from Utah and New Mexico last Tuesday morning. 4 AM in the morning, actually. We were stranded in Dallas for a few hours while American Airlines tried to clean up a row of seats where someone had been sick. Finally, they just roped off the seats...