’m not sure why we relegate our pumpkin consumption to the holidays, but who am I to question centuries of tradition? I will enjoy the orange gord any which way I can get it during this narrow window. That includes pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice Cheerios. Don’t judge me.Read More
It pretty much goes without saying most people, generally, want to be "like everyone else." It makes them feel connected to those in their immediate sphere. It helps them feel they are part of a tribe. With some exception, this is especially true during the formative years of childhood - at least it was for me. And for someone who wanted to fit in so badly, I couldn't have pushed people further away with my need to belong.Read More
In early February I went to Los Angeles. Los Angeles can be a lot of fun if you don’t have to live there (sorry, Los Angeles). There is the ocean, fresh seafood, lots of sun, beautiful people making movies, and there is a seemingly unending amount of good food to be had.
There is also a buttload of traffic. I dragged my poor sister along with me and we spent four days in it in an effort to cross off as many bucket list restaurants as humanely possible.Read More
I will not apologize for the amount of food publications I subscribe to, but at a certain point I had to take a long, hard look at the amount of paper that was piling up on bookshelves, end tables and empty corners around the house. I recycle religiously but couldn't keep the feelings of guilt at bay for purposefully and heartlessly slaughtering trees just to get my foodie fix.Read More
I can't remember when I took the last Labor Day off ... I mean truly off. Like most hard-working Americans, for me it has really just been another day that I could get something accomplished. I would go in to work anyway because to not go in (in my case) meant to not get paid. And that's just un-'Merican to me.Read More
Mmmmm, pie. Jim Gaffigan and his "hooooooot pocket!" stand-up bit be damned, I love me a good hand-held pie stuffed with meat. But unlike the half-frozen, half molten-lava flavorless pocket Jim wishes was as good as they make it look on the package, this meat pie delivers.Read More
There are so many reasons to make this sandwich right now. It's hot outside - you don't want to heat up the kitchen or wait long enough for the grill to heat up. You're hungry but want to avoid a heavy dinner. THE TOMATOES ARE CRAZY GOOD RIGHT NOW.Read More
I apologize for the bit of back-and-forthing lately between my two blogs. Depending on the post, I often feel some stories flow better on one blog than the other. I also find it hard to pick out my clothes in the morning ... if that gives you deeper insight. So my three previous stops in Charleston, SC are on my "other" blog, and you can find them here.
At this point in the day I was stuffed to the brim with enough glorious food from the Charleston area to make even the most disciplined of locavores green with envy. If you and the places you gravitate toward at mealtimes focus on obtaining the freshest possible ingredients locally, you're a locavore.Read More