Some delightful Middle Eastern cookbooks and food blogs

We've gone out to eat at Lebanese restaurants in Jacksonville so often recently and enjoyed it so much that I ordered several cookbooks in an attempt to replicate the experience. I love the history of all of the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean, and their food is a living history of sorts. It has also been … Continue reading Some delightful Middle Eastern cookbooks and food blogs

Americans have made avocados the new cash crop for Mexico’s drug cartels

I have been loosely following the kidnapping of the well-known Mexican conservationist Homero Gómez González, who has made it his pet cause to protect the habitat of monarch butterflies who migrate to Mexico annually. Left-leaning American news media like NPR have made it sound as if he was likely murdered by one of Mexico's cartels … Continue reading Americans have made avocados the new cash crop for Mexico’s drug cartels

Christmas festival, Baylor football, and homemade pasta

Last night, we went to Flagler Beach's Christmas Festival. It's great fun living in an old-school beach town that is small enough to still have the feeling of a real community. There were a series of children's choirs singing carols, the high school bands, food trucks from local restaurants, and tons of games and face … Continue reading Christmas festival, Baylor football, and homemade pasta