The Cooking Ladies

“Viva La Onion” at Westlaco, Texas, Onion Fest

Mariachi bands, horses, dancers, and magicians entertained. Other food vendors offered curly fries, giant corn dogs, funnel cakes, cowboy nachos, ribbon fries, beef brisket, smoked turkey legs, and mini donuts. Even the South Texas College culinary students did their best to win us over with tasty onion tarts, moist onion bread, and thick onion marmalade, but […]

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A lentil salad with Mediterranean-diet influences, what’s not to love?

Healthy and full of flavour, this recipe begins with the earthy essence of lentils and lifts to a salty-sweet, refreshing salad. It reflects the healthy Mediterranean diet by including plant-based food, olive oil not butter, herbs and spices and little salt, and no red meat. In order to cover all the Mediterranean angles, serve it […]

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Creating Cooking Videos…The Cooking Ladies’ Way

Food prep for the recipe of the day begins right after morning coffee. We wash, trim, chop, dice, measure, and pour recipe ingredients into matching camera-friendly containers.  Tables are set up beside the RV for the food demonstration and sound equipment. Extension cords come out. Cables snake across the sound table. Equipment is placed in […]

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Gulf State Park Nature Center Is Club Med For Critters

Human amenities at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama, like white sandy beaches, tennis courts, a 5,000 square foot swimming pool, cabins, cottages, and RV sites, are equally matched by the park’s Nature Center that provides a Club Med for animals native to the Gulf Coast region. When we visited the Gulf State Park Nature […]

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We drive into people's lives
Share the hour
And drive out again
If we will ever see them again
And, if we stayed longer
Would the withdrawal be as intense
Would the sweetness be diluted
We meet by chance
At a moment in time
At a particular place on earth
We leave
Glad to have been there
Because after all
For that moment in time
It was our favorite place on earth