I can’t believe November has almost ended and I still haven’t posted about the next book club. (I blame the Thanksgiving Staycation of 2011 in which I did such domestic […]
The third best and most talked about weekend of the year is upon us (No. 1 SXSW, No. 2 ACL). The Texas Book Festival, which grows and improves leaps and […]
Gloria Steinem is making the rounds in the press right now ahead of the release of a new HBO documentary, “Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words,” that premieres on Monday […]
My family and I traveled to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Southeastern Oklahoma in April, and we found ourselves at a the Forest Heritage Center, which is a community museum […]
Gourmet Live is the iPad app version of our favorite, retired magazine, and Kate Sekules posted a list of the top 50 women game-changers today. This is interesting: Rachael Ray […]
It was either this lunchbox or a Hello Kitty one at Old Navy today. I’ll stick with Hello Kitty.
I’m reading Jeannette Walls’ “Half Broke Horses” right now, and I came across this wonderful passage last night. The main character, based on Walls’ real-life grandmother who was born in […]
It’s easy to look at gender issues today and complain about the social inequalities that still exist between men and women. Women continue to make less than men for doing […]
Ack! Don’t take away my chocolate! Mary Elizabeth Williams wrote an incredibly insightful tribute on Salon to the “Cathy” comic character, whose creator Cathy Guisewite is retiring the series after […]
The Little House on the Prairie books were my Harry Potter, my Twilight, my Boxcar Children, my Babysitter Club, all wrapped into one. Laura Ingalls Wilder was not only my […]
What the rest of the Internet is saying about women and food.
Last week, I put my own spin on the well-documented canning renaissance in a story about quick pickles and refrigerator jam for the Austin American-Statesman, where I work full time […]
James Beard lived a long, full life as one of America’s foremost authorities on food. He wrote books, taught classes and cooked on television before Julia Child did. His legacy […]
Women have had a complicated relationship with food. For millennia, domesticity wasn’t a woman’s choice. Keeping house, including preparing food, was a woman’s job whether she liked doing it or […]