Texas Pesto

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. As summer wanes and fall begins my basil bushes are saying farewell. Which means I have to seize the opportunity to make and put away some pesto or be sad about the lack of basil later in the winter. Now you know I am not going to just sling together … Read moreTexas Pesto

Tomato Basil Soup Lightened Up Southern Style

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. I planted some basil plants (7 or 8 of different varieties to be exact) and weather conditions have been so sunny and so rainy that the things basically took over everything. I LOVE fresh basil but lord knows I have been straining my little brain to come up with ideas … Read moreTomato Basil Soup Lightened Up Southern Style

Gulf Coast Cooler – a libation to keep you refreshed all summer

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Friends, it’s summertime. I am down in Texas this week trying not to melt as I make plans and preparations for fall gardening and an impending chicken coop (stay with me for that adventure). Did you know that Vietnamese culture is very prevalent down here? Vietnamese is actually the third … Read moreGulf Coast Cooler – a libation to keep you refreshed all summer

Just Hanging Out (of a fourth floor window)

Hi, friends! This is a re-post from last spring, but it seems to be that time of year yet again! Enjoy!  xo-TGC   Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Happy holiday weekend. Everyone leaves New York City, and for those of us who have to stay it’s party time! This particular morning I am skipping the gym and … Read moreJust Hanging Out (of a fourth floor window)

The Gentleman’s Spagheeeti & Meatballs – so comforting they can even get you through an election

Printable PDF at the bottom of the page! Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Mamma Mia, dear readers! It’s Spagheeeti & Meatball day! Why spagheeeti, you ask? Do you ever watch Giada DeLaurentis on TV? She’s perfectly American until she has to tell you about ingredients or the name of a dish. It tickles me endlessly. … Read moreThe Gentleman’s Spagheeeti & Meatballs – so comforting they can even get you through an election