Thanksgiving with a spin
Thanksgiving is perhaps the most characteristic of all holidays in the United States, as I know no other culture that celebrates it. I hated it for years after spending every single one cooking the previously unknown fare at Threadgill’s (“what the hell is cornbread stuffing????”), but I have learned to love it not necessarily for […]Read More ›
Garden Update ~ Fall garden and football!
Two of my most favorite things are getting going this weekend, my fall garden and football season! Well, technically football started last week as my Horns polished the poor Rice Owls…but Sunday is the first day of Steelers football and I cannot be happier. I am most curious to see how Dennis Dixon responds to […]Read More ›
Wow, what a day. Sunday turned out to be everything I love about the World Cup, and then some. Unlike in 2006, the team I was cheering for won the final. And not just any team, but Spain, who had been fighting the curse of never making it to the final for as long as […]Read More ›
And then there were two…
Thrilling games, the semis. Yesterday an impromptu party erupted at our house when Eric and Martine came to watch the game bearing a quick stove-top paella with sausage, shrimp, mussels and octopus (as I said before, in Spain they eat it, in Germany they use it for futbol predictions…) I made gazpacho with Green Zebra […]Read More ›
The beginning of the end
My favorite part of the World Cup is over. I love group play because it gives us a chance to see many teams, brings surprises, and more diversity to the table. This year was especially interesting for me and I am sad that my watching parties are coming to a close. The only good thing […]Read More ›
Last weekend recap and contest reminder!
What an amazing weekend of food and futbol! I was so glad to see Didier Drogba score a gol for Cote d’Ivoire even though they lost to a powerful, skilled Brasil (albeit with Luis Fabiano’s second gol, which should have been invalid). New Zealand was robbed by an incompetent referee (seems to be an ongoing […]Read More ›