My Mother’s Visit, Part I

I survived the Great Mother Visit of 2012! Chances are my mother will read these posts, so I guess I’ll stick to saying nice things about her and the visit! Just kidding, there’s nothing mean to say about her time here. She flew in from Mobile, Alabama, last Thursday evening after I got off work […]

Vegan Pulled Pork with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

Ohmygoodness you guys, I’ve been wanting to write this post for over a week now. I need some balance in my life, some hardcore balance. But my mother’s arriving in town in t-minus 4 hours, so I had an excuse. The garden? Weeds, weeds, weeds. The house? I mean, seriously, how does one cat produce […]

May Garden Update

Back in April, I posted a first look at our garden efforts and, while we haven’t seen too many changes, there are still quite a few ones to report on! (Although, for reals, I cannot–will not!–believe that it’s mid-May already. Next weekend is Memorial Day, say what?!) This past weekend while G was out of […]

Creamed Sorrel with Lentils on Toast

Whew, I don’t know about you guys, but I need a weekend to make up for my solo weekend (G was out of town in Nola for a boys’ weekend)–so much to write about and so little time. Let’s just say the weekend involved a trip to Saxapahaw, NC to see Archers of Loaf, lots […]

Roasted Banana (Chocolate Chip) Muffins

Sometimes you just need a muffin. Growing up, I don’t remember my mother often making muffins–as a caterer, she was constantly making wedding cakes and brownies, cookie bars, your usual tastes-really-good-but-easy-to-make-in-bulk-fare, and, for some reason, I don’t remember muffins being a regular part of the rotation. I’m sure there were some breakfast spreads with muffins […]

The Noke Truck

Back in March, I mentioned that Roanoke is home to not one, but TWO food trucks and today it’s time to give credit to my favorite of them, the Noke Truck. The backstory of the two trucks (Noke and Gastro) was outlined by the Roanoke Times and, something that really stood out to me, was […]

Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette

I seem to always forget how wonderful strawberry season is (and I’m now terrified to lose it) and, for the time being, we’re enjoying drowning in strawberries right now. We both snack on them by the handful, I’ve been throwing them in salads for days now, the Balsamic Chipotle Roasted Strawberry Brownies were rockin’ under […]

Blacksburg Fork & Cork

Last weekend, G & I, along with our friend B, headed down to the Blacksburg Fork & Cork, a food and wine festival held in the First & Main Shopping District. More a wine festival than anything else (no food samples were included in the ticket price and very few food vendors were actually on […]

Blackened Tofu with Creole Sauce

I’ve never been good and keeping my posts in tune with food holidays, I mean, Cinco de Mayo AND Derby Day are tomorrow and I’ve got zilch for you. However, I’m totally craving these Fried Cactus Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce Brandi’s Triple Citrus Margaritas (olé) this amazing looking Strawberry-Infused Mint Julep a somehow veganized […]