Chance to Win a Willie Nelson 2-disc CD set

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIE! In honor of the red-headed stranger’s birthday, I am hosting a PADDLEFISH book promotion. The rules are simple. Buy a copy of PADDLEFISH right here anytime through this Friday 5/4 and your name will be entered into a drawing for this 2-disc CD set of Willie Nelson music. With 40 songs it [...]

Ain’t It Just Like A Friend of Mine

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In my mind I’m still in Carolina. I can’t stop thinking about what a great time I had in Winston-Salem last week, and I still can’t believe how the whole event came about. Ready for this? Stick with me because it’s a great small world story — with random funny video at the end as [...]

Texas Teutonic

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Some of you may not realize that Texas enjoys a rich German culture, especially here in the Hill Country. I never recognized how unique it was until friends would visit and marvel at the number of biergartens we have – and we do have quite a few. (Heaven knows I have logged many an hour [...]

Okay Fine, I’ll Tout The Sprout

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Has anyone else noticed the current culinary love affair with the Brussel Sprout? I always thought of it as the out-of-town runt cousin of the already annoying cabbage. But the Brussel Sprout is officially having its moment in the spotlight. Perhaps the greatest ugly-duckling-turned-swan vegetable story of all time. The only love I had for [...]

Tables of Content


True to the multi-entendre title of this post, our al fresca lunch upon arrival in Big D this past Saturday was both substantial and satisfying. You see, I grew up in Dallas until the age of 12, lived there again in my 20s, and absolutely relish any and every chance I get to pop back [...]

Best of the Fest


People ask what type of music they have at Springfest. Some might say bluegrass. I say it’s a bluegrass jamgrass slamgrass honkygrass bluejam rootsrock southern-ass-funk blend. I am also here to report that 2012 proved to be yet another spectacular Springfest for us. We enjoyed great friends, delicious food, perfect camping, lovely weather and of [...]

I Wonder If He Is A Trout Man

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As far as I’m concerned, singer songwriter Jim Lauderdale can do no wrong. Not with his velvety smooth honkytonk voice, not with his poetic, pathos-filled-yet-still-hopeful lyrics, and certainly not with his old school, southern fried, Manuel-style fashion choices. And the fact that he was born in a town called Troutman, North Carolina? Well, it just [...]

Blend It Like Beckham

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Sometimes it’s hard to find another married couple with whom you can relate, but as you can clearly see, the Professor and I have a lot in common with Victoria and David Beckham. He’s arguably one of the most famous soccer players in history, she, the world’s most under-nourished former pop star. So there’s that, [...]

Beignet There, Done That. Twice.


Lest you think we’ve gone the way of Tony Montana with this white powdery substance on all of our clothes, let me explain. It’s powdered sugar. Powdered sugar from not one, but two trips to Café du Monde for beignets. You see, we have just kicked off Little Chick’s spring break with two days in [...]

A Final Dose of Chicken Fried Therapy

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In the silky-smooth words of Ray Price, Don’t look so sad, I know it’s over… Some of you might already know that before FLY FISH CHICK, I started a blog called CHICKEN FRIED THERAPY. I wrote stories about life as a divorced mom and all the hilarity that came along with that plus being single [...]

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