Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ooh La La…Savory and Sweet!

A locally owned creperie…in a town known for it’s BBQ and it’s Bakery…is a welcome surprise!

I have found a new eatery…a local fast casual eatery…the owner, Amber Stouffer is also the Chef!  A definite plus in my foodie book.

Ooh la la appeals to a variety of people; Moms with Toddlers in tow, Business Men and
Women, Young Couples, Singles and College Students.  The cafe is filled with a hum of conversations, scattered laughter and delicious aromas. 

This local eatery offers a relaxed cafe atmosphere with counter service and the crepes are made to order in full view of the customers.  Also a bonus in my foodie book…

The  menu offerings range from the expected crepes; savory and sweet, croissants, sorbet, creme glacee, gelato and a variety of  hot and cold coffee drinks. 

As I entered I was greeted by the chef making crepes…the gal at the counter was quick to offer assistance…and it wasn’t long before my crepe of prosciutto and mozzarella with tomato, olive oil and herb de provence was sitting on the table in front of me.

The music on tap is classic rock…It’s tuned to just the right volume so you can enjoy your  conversation with a friend or even read a book if you are dining alone.

On my most recent visit I ordered, Aigre-Douce, a sweet confectionary crepe concoction of lemon, butter and sugar. Ooh la la…perfection!

 

My visits have been on Friday…I usually eat lunch around 1pm…even at what would be considered past the lunch rush…there were a steady stream of customers. The tables are cleared  quickly and efficiently so as to turn the small number of tables.

On my visits I have enjoyed the savory crepes; Boeuf Douce and Celeste …but I have to admit I am a much bigger fan of the sweeter side.

Support your community…Eat Local!

Ooh La La Crepes is located in Alvin, Texas. Check out Ooh La La Crepes on Facebook. 

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Gone Fishin’

I think it’s time to do a little fishin’…fishin’ for fun…fishin’ for fantastic photos…fishin’ for food…fishin’ for fuel for the creative senses…and fishin’ for some R&R! 

 

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Suncreek Garden Chronicles…Garden Quotes

Suncreek Garden is a 30 X 40, 6 row garden.  Gardening is cheaper than therapy…it’s good for the soul…it’s good exercise…it’s good for your health and it’s a practice in patience. 

This first row from left to right…Yellow Squash, Tomatillo, English Cucumber and Regular Cucumber. The second row is two varieties of heirloom tomato.Gardens… should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view. ~H. Fred Dale

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. ~Marcelene Cox

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Wordless Wednesday…A n t i c i p a t i o n

 

Anticipation…realization in advance, foretaste, expectation of the flavor that can only come from a home-grown tomato!

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A-Z Weekly Photo Archive Challenge: R!…Rockport, Texas

There is a quaint little town located on the Gulf Coast of Texas…The Town of Rockport was founded in 1867. George Fulton completed his mansion in 1877 (now a Historical landmark) in the community known as Fulton, next to Rockport. Other communities in Aransas County include: Holiday Beach (Lamar Peninsula); Spanish Village (Blackjack Peninsula); Estes and a portion of Arkansas Pass (Live Oak Peninsula).

The Rockport area offers a wide variety of activities for locals and visitors alike.  You can enjoy browsing the many art galleries or the historical walking tour.  There are whooping crane boat tours for the bird enthusiast.  Rockport also offers bay or deep-sea fishing for the anglers. There is leisure boating through the canal communities or you can enjoy Il dolce far niente…the sweetness of doing nothing!

Our trip to Rockport was spent with good friends who treated us to a little canal cruising, our share of good food and a bit of sight seeing.

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This post is part of the A – Z Weekly Archive Photo Challenge hosted by frizztext at flickrcomments.wordpress.com.  This blogging challenge gives me a great opportunity to look back through last years photos and find creative interpretations for using them in this challenge.  I hope you will join us and leave a link back to your A-Z Archive Photo Challenge post…

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