Five days overdue and still no baby. Jake’s mom Gale and June’s cousin Micah came down from Baltimore to help out with the bambina. Since the baby is taking her sweet time to make her debut, they’ve been doing a lot of holiday baking instead. First up, graham cracker holiday houses decorated with all sorts […]
The other night we were eating dinner — bacon, eggs and biscuits — when June held up her piece of bacon and said, “Hey, look! My bacon looks like a boot!” Tell me that does not look like a cowboy boot. I’m pretty sure Jake has this exact pair in his closet.
I was invited to an informal lunch over the weekend hosted by local NPR reporter-slash-superstar Martha Woodruff (I swear, this woman knows everyone….and her first book publishes this August!) to tout NPR National Arts Reporter Neda Ulaby who was in the area giving a talk at James Madison University for WMRA. It was so great […]
I have always longed to have a bar cart in my home. It screams effortless, casual entertaining. And now that I actually have room to display one, my sights have settled on this baby here. I love the lines. I love the gold and glass. I love the glam. Plus every time I look at […]
You really must try the Chicken Ballotine at Lexington’s finest farm to table restaurant The Red Hen. The locally sourced, free range poultry promises to be out of this world.
I’m of the opinion that baking with a toddler is never as easy as advertised, but this baking project was totally fun and doable for me and June: Surprise Pumpkin Treats. It’s a Rice Krispie Treat dyed orange with food coloring and wrapped around a surprise chocolate center. June helped stir the melting marshmallows, add […]
It’s raining fresh, locally grown apples at our place and I’m too lazy to bake so this weekend I made two big plates of Apple Nachos…
The best thing about the fall are the apples….as in, APPLE PIE. We usually attend a big cider pressing party this time of year but for some reason the price of apples this season is through the roof so everyone is scaling back production a bit. I can’t say I’m too broken up about it […]
The other day Solha and I were out for a walk when we stumbled upon a patch of watercress growing along the banks of a creek. I’d always assumed watercress was a springtime plant so I got down on my hands and knees — nearly toppling over into the creek from the weight of my […]