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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Signs a Man Really Loves You, #11

If your man regularly prepares food for you that he either cannot or would not eat, you know he really loves you!

Case in point: In the fridge right now we have this...

Pickles in the making

Real-live home-made dill pickles! See the dill? See it? How cool is that?!

This windfall (for me--the MO wouldn't eat a pickle if you paid him) comes courtesy of a new cookbook, Charcuterie, which, while mainly focused on meat (and within that category, mainly The Pig), happens to include a section on pickling veggies. Complete with a recipe for pickling spices. And that is some good-smelling stuff, let me tell you.

He's also trying green beans, with a "natural pickle" instead of a dill. They're pretty too (and easier to photograph ;-)

Pickled Green Beans

Here's the book:

[Update: Well, okay, that may or may not be the book. If that is not the book, try this.]

[Note: Signs 8 - 10 are on Vox.]

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