February 12th, 2013
So for today’s Mardi Gras post I thought I would share Mimi’s red beans and rice recipe. My great grandmother, Mimi, used to make this for us when we would come visit at Christmas time. My grandmother continued this tradition while she still lived in New Orleans.
Red Beans and rice is [...]
January 11th, 2013
This is a photo from my wedding taken by Meg Carswell Reilley. Find her awesome work here.
My favorite person on the planet died yesterday. Don’t get me wrong I love my husband, but no one can replace your grandmother. My heart just hurts. She was 91, and worn out. I know people [...]
December 16th, 2012
When I lived in Birmingham my favorite restaurant was a Thai place called Surin West. It was originally based out of Atlanta. They opened shop around the corner from my house in Five Points in Southside at some point in the mid 90s. From what I understand, Surin West turned out to be [...]
September 27th, 2011
I was never a big fan of oatmeal. I grew up with the Quaker Instant variety pack in the tiny packages. Powdery with small lumps of “flavor”, stripped of anything resembling nutrition or fiber. And while oats themselves are actually gluten free, oatmeal is more often than not processed with wheat. There are [...]
August 10th, 2011
For the first time in about 5 years, I have successfully grown tomatoes. In Alabama, tomato growing was SOOO easy. A perfect tomato climate, I would harvest the last of the green tomatoes to take home with me Thanksgiving weekend. But here in Asheville, I have struggled against bottom rot and blight. The [...]