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Re-discovering life with my camera.

Mezcal – Oaxaca’s Connection to the Land

To truly understand Mezcal, we need to see Oaxaca from above. As we began descending to Oaxaca, it’s mountains and blocks of farmland greeted us, letting us know Oaxaca’s strong … Continue reading

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Meet Jennifer

Have you been at your local, Food Bank  lately? Mine in my home town of New Braunfels, makes me proud. Not only do I believe in what it represents, but  … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos. San Andres, Mexico. Four Families.

November 1st 2013 San Andres, Mexico On November 1st, all over Mexico, families gather together in commentaries to clean their love one’s tombs and decorate them with flowers and candles. … Continue reading

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Market Day.

Temascaltepec, Mexico.                

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Ahhh, Paella.

If you have ever cooked Paella  or have a wonderful friend  (in my case) that cares enough about food to prepare one, you know Paella is not all about the … Continue reading

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Five ladies, a stack of meatballs and a blue spoon.

It is fun to watch women working together.  There is always laughing, singing and , of course, a little gossiping as well.  In this group of  five, Doña Teofila is … Continue reading

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Meet Maew

I met Maew while covering an assignment for Edible Austin.  (Check out her and her husband’s story at Edible Austin’s last issue. “When Harry met Maew” it is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Ready to work and Happy to Give.

Earth is always ready to work and happy to give, and it does it beautifully. If you would like a print of this last image go to  www.redbirdshouse.com   We … Continue reading

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Blooming….

Photography by Pauline Stevens shop @ Red Bird’s House

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Joyful Living.

On Easter Sunday  I took my camera and went on a personal assignment. My local park in New Braunfels, TX  gets booked months in advance to celebrate Eater Sunday.  Families … Continue reading

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Bees looked happy in Floresville, TX

Two weeks ago I took a field trip to Floresville, TX.   It was a spring day and the countryside looked like a Matisse painting.  We  had had two weeks … Continue reading

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A new Look!

I visited Elizabeth a month ago at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio http://www.ciachef.edu/texas, when she was giving her delicious Brazilian Fish Stew a new look.  I got … Continue reading

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Same old Kitchen

I have cherished memories of my parent’s kitchen.  It was not a modern, state-of-the-art kitchen.  On the contrary, it was an old, poorly maintained kitchen.  The kind where the drawers … Continue reading

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What’s A Tea Towel Anyway?

Like their counterparts, the dining room cloth napkin, tea towels are a workhorse. And while their uses around the house are varied, so is their history — a lesson we learned … Continue reading

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Food for the Soul

I want to start the year by  sharing two beautiful documentaries that I hope will inspire you. Even though resolutions are always a possitive way to start a New Year,  more times … Continue reading

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Faith

Silence… a squeak,  whispers, someone’s cough. Silence again… the sound of turning pages, steps, silence… In a world of busy and loud, it seemed as if life had stopped, however, … Continue reading

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It is never divided it only multiplies.

I never quite understood the amount of love we are capable of producing until I had my own children. I remember thinking there was no way I could love my … Continue reading

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A Place for Inspiration

Inspiration:   In spirit with whatever moves your life.  This is what I think :  Simple unexpected things bring the most inspiration.   They might not be what we expect them to … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 15 Comments

A little messy, but that’s ok.

At Mongolian Hot Pot  in Houston  the idea is to self cook meat and vegetables in a very hot and delicious spicy broth shared and placed in the center of … Continue reading

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