There’s a new man in my life. These past several months while The Professor lay sleeping beside me, I’ve been snuggled up with Thomas Keller – well not literally, but I have been snuggled up with his latest book, Bouchon.
I won’t swear to this but I don’t believe I experienced the buttery goodness of an avocado until my family made the move to Arizona when I was 13. Because back in the day, (a) ‘seasonal’ really did mean seasonal – as in, if it’s not in season in my […]
The Professor and I are in the midst of a minor bathroom renovation at the moment; thank goodness it’s a teeny half-bath in the Master bedroom because the plumbing and wiring in a house that is nearly 100 years old is enough to give both of us heart palpitations and […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”23174030″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Draw the Line by David Gray It seemed like a good idea at the time. My first foray into gardening was embraced with both enthusiasm and determination – everyone knows that one must first scope out the space, then plot and mark […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”35788936″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – A Face To Call Home by John Mayer Even though summer isn’t officially over until September 21st and warmer temperatures still prevail, fall is in the air. Can you feel it? I do. Darkness comes earlier in the evening, crickets ‘cricket’ and […]
When I first moved to the Midwest I kept hearing the term ‘pitch-in’ and wasn’t quite sure what that meant; it didn’t take me long before I realized it was just another word for ‘potluck’.
I met Grace via Twitter long before we actually met in person; eager to share, to assist, to help in any way, Grace is one of those people you want for your neighbor. And not just because of her genuine kindness but also because Grace is a master when it […]
Sometimes you just gotta put your head down and move forward. I have danced around this post for the last two months wishing that I, that my family, wouldn’t have to face this day. But today is here and rather than spend it in bed with ivory-colored, 100 percent, 600-thread […]
[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”27007455″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Sway by Michael Bublé Remember this post at the beginning of 2012? The one in which I said I would challenge myself to try and master a few new recipes and/or techniques? I really should have added gnocchi to that list but […]
AVERY’S BLOOMINGTON BITES: COMPLIMENTARY PAIRINGS – DAIKON & CARROT PICKLE Sometime about a year ago, my dad and I stumbled into what almost instantly became a tradition: we woke up early one Saturday morning, pulled our bikes out of the garage, and biked to Cincinnati’s downtown Findlay Market. I remember […]
Musical pairing – Fire and Rain by Dido We cooked for plenty of family and friends over the Memorial Day weekend; we celebrated not only Memorial Day, but also a graduation of our nephew Taylor and birthday of niece Avery. We threw in a bit of Father’s day as well […]