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Traveling with Tea

Traveling with Tea
Many years ago I used to look forward to going somewhere special for a cup of tea. A nice hot cup of tea prepared by someone else just seemed to taste better than at home. But ever since the McDonald’s hot coffee court case, drinking tea away from home is usually disappointing with below boiling water...

Matcha Bowl Obsession

Matcha Bowl Obsession
Some of you may remember reading my other blogs about Matcha Magic and Matcha in the Morning. It’s been a year and a half now since my husband and I have been drinking the Japanese green tea Matcha every morning along with our morning vitamins. We actually don’t take very many vitamins, but...

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...

Reading Together Separately

Reading Together Separately
My husband and I are both readers. That is a quality we both admired in each other when we first met. On our first date, we spent several hours talking about books we had read. We have quite a large library. We used to go on evening outings and spend hours at the local bookstore, each wandering around...

Tea at Sea

Tea at Sea
My husband and I just returned from a relaxing, invigorating 16-day Panama Canal cruise with Oceania. We enjoyed it so much we’ve already booked another one with them for 2011. About 10 years ago I discovered I get an adrenaline rush and become  very happy on the open sea. The rougher the better;...

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...

Sweet San Diego

Sweet San Diego
I’ve always enjoyed traveling, but these days dreaming and planning a vacation are sometimes more fun than experiencing it. Having just returned from a week in San Diego, my dreams did come true. Nonstop flights, no delays, luggage intact, free rental car, but the sweetest part of San Diego was...

The Hunt for Peaches

The Hunt for Peaches
One of our family’s traditions during June or July is to make our famous Sims Fresh Peach Pie. If you’re not in a generous mood when making this delicious pie, keep your pie making plans a secret or you’d better be prepared for uninvited company from other family members who heard about...