Monday, November 16, 2015


do you  know

our local PBS station brought her to Amarillo
and Mr. PV is the president of her Fan Club

Spearman Chapter

He rarely uses a cook book, but has quite a collection of them
Barnes and Noble had 1 left on the night of the event we attended at Public House

it was a wine pairing with recipes taken from her newest cook book
the gastro students at Palo Duro High cooked four dishes under the direction of
Chef Brent Lancour
yes....of course you know this is our kind of event!!!  

she did not cook

but rather flittered about the crowd and spoke of how she became involved in cooking and 
how she loves the US...she was a refugee as a child and her story is so compelling

Mr. PV now has a signed cookbook from her...I think she added my name in there because she liked that I asked a question about her cooking in her 12 gold bracelets...a gift that she rarely removes.
I like that.
what fun the evening was

her mother is 95 and what I love the best about watching Lidia is how she honors her mother and how much fun they still have cooking and tasting the food they cook and sipping the perfect wine ...the show is filmed in her house. 
I like that.

on a worse seems as though each day I think I'm going to write a post,
either something happy or sad keeps me from it....
prayers for Paris for sure!

Usually we live in a quiet peaceful little town where we worry about things such as am I blocking isle 3 at the grocery store visiting with JoJo too long...

this week we had a double homicide...
read HERE (scroll down a bit if you are interested)...and one normal November Friday 13 morning ended up with this young man giving chase to the murderer who he had NO IDEA was one, until this crash happened...
HE WAS OK!!!!  
but came back to his house to find a dead body in the car that was left behind.


pura vida


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Well, good grief! Our world is a bizarre place these days. I'd never think that such a small town would have such a horrible crime committed in it. But then, I guess the crazies and the villains are everywhere. It was a huge shock to your community, I'm sure. Scary.
I am thrilled, however, that you got to meet Lidia! Magoo loves her, too. We used to watch her show on Saturday mornings- before the time of iPads! I think she is a joy to watch and she sure has wonderful recipes. Let me know if Nigella is next- road trip!!! LOL My late FIL aways said Nigella was his girlfriend. ;)
Hope you aren't getting any of the nasty weather. We were supposed to get it here by 3, but so far nothing but wind. Hope it passes us by.
BTW, trip to Italy is postponed. Boo. Hiss. Magoo must travel to India during the time we wanted to go. I will not be joining him. Not a journey that I care to take.
Hope you're having more happy days than sad, sweet friend. I love that photo of you!
xoxo, T.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Boy, what a week. Seems some times the world gets a little out of kilter. Hope things calm down in Paris. My heart goes out to them.

Karena Albert said...

Oh my, it has been a time of horror and then seeing people turn around and do so much good!!

What a small world Gina! Lydia has a restaurant here in Kansas City and I have been there several times, even New Years Eve one year!!!

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Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sweet share Gina, my Mother-in-law is also part of Lidia's fan club. Loved your photo holding the wine glass, I can relate!

Tung Nguyen said...

Pray for Paris, pray for world's peace

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handmade by amalia said...

What a fun evening.

Marissa said...

Hi Gina!!!!!
You look smoking hot in that picture love it!!!!

Heather - New House New Home said...

It's always so shocking when things like that happen in a small town. Sad.

Lovely photo!!!! I'm a huge Lidia fan (and her son too!)