heirloom tomato tartare

Okay the longer I put off posting this the less seasonal/applicable it will be. Greta and I have been hitting up the farmer’s market every Sunday morning to scoop some goodies for the week. Including an iced coffee from Zeke’s for me and fruits/veggies for Greta. This child still doesn’t have any teeth but she…

broccolini w/ basil breadcrumbs

We’re having some homeowner problems that are precisely the worst degree, which is that they are bad enough that we have to do something, but not so bad that we’ve already done something. And thus I’ve had holes in the ceiling in two different rooms for longer than I care to admit. We finally went…

what’s on my kindle, part 40

Attached by Amir Levine. This is all about the science/psychology of attachment, specifically in romantic relationships. It’s interesting but I personally prefer The 5 Love Languages if you want to do a deep dive into your relationship. Long Bright River by Liz Moore. This is about a young female police officer in Philadelphia whose sister is a…

rockfish reubens

A couple of weeks ago, we went down to Wilmington, NC to celebrate my future SIL’s birthday. I had never been there before and it’s a pretty cool spot! Lots of breweries, and we loved the Riverwalk area. We had brunch on Saturday at George’s on the Riverwalk, and along with this delicious Bloody Mary,…

russian salad

We went home this past weekend for my cousin Katherine’s baby shower. She is literally the cutest pregnant lady ever. Like, you can’t tell she’s pregnant from the back, she just has a perfect bump. Every girl’s dream, am I right? We have this tradition in our family where all the girl cousins, aunts, grandmas,…

copycat panera cookies

  I’ll confess, I eat a lot of Panera. But in my defense, I’m on the road about 87,000 hours a week and when you’re in MiddleofNowhere, Virginia, a sign for a Panera looks like an oasis in the desert riddled with McDonalds and Arby’s. My dad supposedly got food poisoning from Arby’s when he…

herb roasted chicken

I want to be one of those people who roasts a chicken every Sunday, and then does creative things with it all week. To me, this is the quintessential sign of being a homemaker. I realize most homemakers are married with children, and not 26 and living with their sister and brother-in-law. Most true homemakers…