1 year ago
  • Felix’s, New Orleans.

On the half shell, y’all!

    Felix’s, New Orleans.

    On the half shell, y’all!

    #oysters  

  • 1 year ago
  • Slim Pickins of A Winter Garden

    In one of our more exciting endeavors of 2012 — like moving from Maryland to Charlotte and adopting a loveable four-legged friend named Loretta — we started a little backyard veggie garden.

    We’ve learned something crucial: gardens need planning, and sometimes those best-planted plans go astray.

    Squirrels or some other annoying critter will gnaw away at those beet seedlings you were really excited about.You’ll easily drop $150 bucks or more on DIRT. Want to plant spinach in late fall for a winter harvest? Um no, you’ll have to wait until early spring for that to mature. Too busy or forgot to water a few days in a row? Nice job — you just killed the kale. And as Scott learned, spraying insecticidal soap on plants in full sun will annihilate your veggies to deep-fried sadness.

    Right now we have carrots taking their sweet time to mature, some bitter arugula, cilantro, parsley, a sad little sage plant, rapini, four Brussels sprouts that have really bolted since planting in September, and some survivor kale that won’t die despite our worst efforts.

    It’s been a test of patience and work ethic to tend to these little plots out back. But it’s also wonderful.

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    #winter  
    #2012  
    #oysters  
    #arugula  
    #rapini  

  • 1 year ago
  • My Aunt Betty’s Coconut Cake.

    My Aunt Betty’s Coconut Cake.

    #cake  
    #coconut  

  • 1 year ago
  • Christmas Crack

    Some holiday devil bought these cookies at TJ’s last week and planted them in our house to ruin me. I just know it.

    Next up: Christmas Nog, or How I Learned to Love Soy Eggnog.


  • 1 year ago
  • Bok Choy and cilantro from our garden.

Can you say “Stir fry for dinner”?

    Bok Choy and cilantro from our garden.

    Can you say “Stir fry for dinner”?

  • 1 year ago
  • This happened.

Bacon Maple Ale.

Don’t attempt it.

    This happened.

    Bacon Maple Ale.

    Don’t attempt it.

    #beer  

  • 1 year ago