Tag: Foodie

Singing the “I-can’t-make-my-farm-pay” blues

This is kind of what my farm fantasy would look like, if I owned land in NoCal--lots of flowers and space for events like weddings or dinners. How about yours?

I had a great idea for a blog post, but it got hijacked by Salon, which published an article on Monday that has kept me ruminating and obsessing for days: Jaclyn Moyer’s “What Nobody Told Me About Small Farming: I Can’t Make…

When I need comfort…

Chicken perloo, also known as "chicken bog"--a simple and delicious dish based on the staple dish of the Lowcountry: rice.

This is not easy, y’all. Only nine days to go before the POD must be filled, and there are so many things moving along on so many parallel tracks… Even in the midst of the madness, though, the family’s got…

Juicy Fruit

The dilemma--what to do with the strawberries before they go bad?

Last night, I embarked on a science experiment. I started making a fruit-infused vinegar. I’ve been thinking about fruit infusions for a long time. I first encountered the concept years ago–an artist whom I had a brief crush on being…

Aliens and strangers … at Trader Joe’s

Vegetables

I’ve had mixed feelings about the opening of the first Trader Joe’s in Charlottesville. It’s hard to imagine what we’ve done to deserve it—we are, after all, a town of fewer than 40,000 people, though the county surrounding us is…