The Worst Had Happened

The Worst Had Happened

“When you stand, I don’t want you to put more than 50% of your weight on your left leg.” George, my way-too-cute, way-too-young, physical therapist said as he bent down,…Read more
The Night of the Boiled Okra Horror

The Night of the Boiled Okra Horror

Growing up, I avoided inviting friends home for dinner. Too embarrassing. But, that did not stop my mother. She would push, “Honey, why don’t you have your little friend join us for dinner?” She’d say it in front of them. And I’d die… because I knew how dinner would go. Because it always went the same. She’d serve steak, baked potatoes and a vegetable. And, the conversation… no matter how it went, always bit me in the ass. … Read more

Making Wild Plum Jelly – An Ekstrom Family Tradition!

Making Wild Plum Jelly – An Ekstrom Family Tradition!

Every summer the Ekstrom’s make homemade wild plum and mustang grape jelly.
It’s a family affair. Everybody, young and old, helps.

As Texas cattle ranchers, going back at least five generations, we do it the old fashioned way.
Like they did in the old days. When they didn’t have manufactured  preservatives or manufactured pectin. (You don’t need it.)

It’s fabulous! Try it!

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