This weekend was a whirlwind of running, mudding (by accident—more on that story later this week), popping ibuprofin, napping, and eating far too much good food in Richmond, Virginia. Love that town. While more of the recap will show up this week during Vegan MoFo (can’t wait for that to get started tomorrow!), tonight I’m […]

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

I pulled the eggplants from the garden today–so sad to yank their roots when violet flowers are still blooming. The poor little plants sure wanted to keep growing, but with the cooler weather and with my fall seedlings needing a home, it was just time. The okra met its maker too. In honor of the […]

Raleigh & Saxapahaw Redux

Two years. Two years simultaneously feels like quite a long time and also like a blink & a bang. A few weekends ago, G & I jetted off to Raleigh & Saxapahaw to celebrate our two years together. Surreal, no? I wouldn’t trade him for the world. The trip started off ominously enough–we took a […]

Sweet Corn Soup with Pesto Biscuits

I need to have a talk with some of you guys–pumpkin recipes already, pumpkin?! Shoot, I’ve got fresh ears of corn and tomatoes ripening every day in the garden. It might be mid-September, but there’s still stone fruit to be baked into pies and eggplant to be baba ganoushed. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin scones, pumpkin lattes, […]

Life Overload & ‘Mexican’ Rice

You know that moment when you look at your calendar and you have no idea how you’re going to fit everything in? It’s been a long time since I’ve felt so utterly swamped on a Monday morning, but here we sit, and I am swamped. In a good way though–work is work and the house […]

Green Curry Stuffed Banana Peppers

Oh, hello cooler weather, how are ya doing? Seriously, I want to sit down with the weather, drink a cup of coffee, and chat about it’s intentions. Is it here to stay? Are we getting some relief? Autumn, is this really you? I don’t know about you all, but I love waking up to these […]

Mountains & Memories: Brevard, NC

The other week, G & I traveled down the Blue Ridge Mountains to Brevard, NC, to visit my father one last time before he jets off to Ecuador. Since he’s still living in my grandparents’ house (nestled on the side of a mountain in Pisgah Forest), it was also, perhaps, the last time I’d be […]

Porotos Granados

My father off to the right, me with a family friend A few years ago I received a call from my father—“I’m moving to Chile in a few weeks to teach English, not sure when I’ll be back.” It wasn’t exactly a stunner, but definitely a turn in events. I knew he’d been planning to […]

August Garden Update

One of the many dahlias September! How the heck did September get here? Isn’t it still summer? (The right answer in my book is ‘yes,’ by the way–screw this seasonal change stuff.) Death of the zucchinis The tomato bed–terribly overgrown & messy, but producing! Okra flower–who knew they were so pretty? Okra Eggplant flower Black […]