Our farm to table dinner went down like a house on fire. I don’t know if that’s actually possible? But that feeling- house on fire + it’s going down = exactly what this dinner felt like. Our guests left fat and happy, a salute to what is delicious about Southern eating, with a flourish of … Continue reading Like a Chef
Pictured below is the beginning of our second farm-to-table dinner. In the last seven months, I’ve become a farmer-ish, cooker-ish, host-ish person in the last few months. I’ve been a mother, and in only the last week I’ve added wife to those titles. Looking at this photo, I wonder: does that look like much? I … Continue reading Delicious, Beautiful
Things I googled today: What is price of 4 lb. bag of sugar? How to boil alcohol out of jelly? How much is in a packet of yeast? It’s a new day. My lovely, safe, former job is over. I gave my notice a little more than two weeks ago. I then froze up, and … Continue reading How much is that sugar?
Oh, y’all, it’s on. I have all these: With more coming in. Thank you, Lord, for my local library. This new life leap includes a baking element. Now, here’s an interesting fact about my baking bread to sell, for this small, commercial kitchen, on this family-run farm: I don’t, in fact, eat bread. I actually … Continue reading Bread, bread everywhere, and not a bite to eat
It’s a New Year and there’s a new opportunity in front of me. It’s big. It’s work and love-related and here’s the thing, folks, does that make it just crazy? It’s work and love-related AND it’s a risky endeavor. I alternate between dismissing it, a little mental wave of my hands, an eye roll, “that … Continue reading The Day It Begins
It’s odd and confusing to me, what love is. If we’re fortunate, there are a handful of people we love deeply in our lifetimes. Beyond that, there are more folks who matter to us, who brighten our lives, and make them better. These are people we know and care for (a beautiful expression I keep … Continue reading A Funny Love
Prior to spending $48, minus an $8 online coupon I stumbled across (yes!), these were my thoughts I was jotting down in a Word document: I want to blog and I’m not sure how to start. I feel like there should be something momentous about the first post, but that’s silly, really, isn’t it? I … Continue reading 9:58pm is the perfect time to start.