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Peach Trekking and Putting Up

Peach Trekking and Putting Up
As we continue recording 40 things we’ve done over the years to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary, I just had to add our “Peach Trekking and Putting Up” traditions. My first peach memory during our marriage was prechildren while on a camping trip with my husband’s brother...

Cheese Please

Cheese Please
Our Forty-Year List of things we’ve done or things we’ve never done together over our 40-year marriage is slowly growing. My husband has always wanted to make cheese, so today we made mozzarella cheese—together. My husband and all of our kids are research experts, so when we started buying...

Orange Sherbet and the Flush

Orange Sherbet and the Flush
For our 40th Anniversary List, here goes #3. Last night we experienced another memory from our dating days back in 1969  at Auburn. One of the traditions at Auburn University which is located in the small town of Auburn, Alabama was to go for ice cream at the Sani-Freeze. (We called it the Sani-Flush...

Peachy Pleasures #2 Forty List

Peachy Pleasures #2 Forty List
Hearing the word peach pronounced or seeing it makes me very happy. Having been born in Atlanta, Georgia, maybe my mother put fresh Georgia peaches in my milk as an infant! When I came up with the idea of 40 memories for our 40th Wedding Anniversary, this was the first thought on my list. I actually...

Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years
This blog I am about to write may be one of the most significant ones I’ve ever written. Last night our family played a social game where one of the questions was “things you shouldn’t celebrate.” Well I’m about to tell you about something that definitely needs celebrating....

Valentine Popovers

Valentine Popovers
I was surprised by my very loving, romantic husband (of 40 years) this morning  with a gift of two dozen beautiful red feather roses! I had never seen them before. Roses are my favorite flower; I have to say that these are more beautiful as buds than the real thing, each made of delicate feathers. And...

Sucking a Pomegranate

Sucking a Pomegranate
This title sounds provocative, but it’s not at all. There’s just not a better way to describe this fun family tradition. I wanted to share one of my more recent entertaining things to do during Thanksgiving and Christmas since most Americans have never experienced it. A few years ago one...

New Kind of Texas Tea

New Kind of Texas Tea
This past week my husband and I had a fun time attending the National Ultimate Frisbee Championship in Sarasota, Florida with our son, who has been playing on the Doublewide/Austin, Texas team. We took our own folding chairs on the plane ready to enjoy watching and cheering our team to the championship...

The Potter’s Creation

The Potter’s Creation
What could be more fun than browsing the Texas Clay Festival in Gruene, Texas for a special teapot on one of the most beautiful days of the fall season! Being an artist, I always enjoy an art festival, especially searching for a beautiful handmade teapot. I found two I liked—a blue and white “Cats...

Matcha in the Morning

Matcha in the Morning
Being in the tea business, I’ve been advocating the rich Japanese Matcha green tea for several years now. You probably read my blog about how we occasionally apply it to our skin for skin cancer. I’ve been preparing Matcha at the Tea Embassy and sharing Matcha shots with people, but I’ve...
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