There’s nothing better than having fresh herbs for cooking. There’s nothing worse than thinking you have fresh herbs for cooking, only to discover a horrible pile of slimy goo instead. I’ve come up with a system to keep herbs fresher. It involves keeping the herbs in a glass with water...

As I type this, many people are pondering their New Year’s resolutions. Many people’s goals include getting in shape, finishing a degree, quitting smoking, learning a new skill, paying off debts, and even starting a relationship. These goals are often set when we’re in the midst of eating, drinking, watching...

I walked into the library and made my way down the hall to the county office. A cheery, middle-aged woman staffed the desk and assisted me with my residency paperwork. While she printed something off for me to sign, she shared a piece of advice that went something like this:...

I’ve had the privilege of attending not one, but two crawfish boils this year. There were quite a few leftovers at the second one, so I gladly received an offered bag of mudbugs. “You can make an omelet1 with the tail meat in the morning,” one of my hosts suggested....

My friend Sam runs discussion dinners every month here in Austin. She let me host this past one, and I chose “family” as the theme. As a part of the theme, I asked everyone to prepare a family recipe and bring it for a potluck. Since I recently made jambalaya...