There’s an old rule, where I come from, about the oyster and the months of R. We were told, practically from birth, never to consume an oyster in months that lacked an R (May through August). September to April was a cold, but exceptional time to shuck the mollusk and eat it on the half… Continue reading Oyster Fritters Recipe
As a young teenager, attempting to learn how to cook, I was absolutely blessed to be in a home full of old cookbooks and recipe boxes filled to the brim with delicately written index cards and hastily clipped recipes from magazines, cardboard boxes, etc. I had a mixture of my mother’s wonderful cursive, my father’s… Continue reading The Generations (The Passing of Cookbooks)
As a kid who grew up on the Atlantic, winter was a bitter cold but absolutely wonderful time. The air was sharp, cold, and refreshing. The sound of the highway used to travel further at night, and filled my ears as I sat on the back steps of my brick home, filling my eyes with… Continue reading 30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup
So. We’ve been gone a little while. I gave myself the month of December (must be nice, right?) to clear my head, enjoy the moment, and get preparations for 2017 in order. We made our goals, we made our plans, we got our wedding photos back *swoon* and we’re already tackling the new year with… Continue reading Back At Last!
Welcome, officially, to the holiday season! Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas will be coming in just a few weeks. As you can see, my tree was put up this past weekend, while B worked from home and “supervised”. He basically just ate leftover pumpkin pie. My loving future sister in law (I say this because… Continue reading The Holidays Are Coming
I don’t get out much. When I do, it’s wonderful. Fresh air, adventure…who wouldn’t want that? But majority of the time, I’m looking out of our second story apartment window, noticing the familiar cars in the parking lot below and the sickly trees that line the retaining pond. I feel comfortable here, but like most,… Continue reading Think Small
Today is Thanksgiving, a holiday celebrated by the gathering of friends and family, lots of typical fall food, football, and of course: thankfulness. Though the whole pilgrim and Native American “original Thanksgiving” is historically skewed, I still partake in the idea of togetherness. My ancestors were some of the original newcomers to the east coast… Continue reading Thanksgiving, My Conflictions