There’s a dandelion emergency pending, ya’ll. Our cheery yellow polka-dot pals are about to get the perkiness froze straight out of them tonight here in the mountains. So I suggest you run outside and pick as many as you can, just in case, because you don’t want to miss a […]
Creasy greens! And a wild violet and creasy spring salad.
If you look down, Spring has arrived in our mountains. If you look up, Spring looks like it’s a million years away. But when the creasy greens start popping up in fields and roadside stands here in Western NC (usually mid March), eating officially gets pretty darned exciting. In case you don’t know these slightly […]
I baked you a pi for your birthday, Albert Einstein!
It’s 3.14. Pi Day. And Einstein’s birthday. And we’ll be celebrating around here shortly. This is a re-post from 2013, because this year’s pie is still in the mixing bowl, and-anyway, I already used up all my vast physics knowledge last year. Ya’ll have a great pi day! OK, I […]
A Snow Picnic + Brown Butter Cracklin’ Cornbread Crouton Topped Celery Soup
There’s about a one billionth of a percent chance that Asheville will see another snow event like last week’s anytime soon, but it is February, after all, and anything’s possible in these mountains. Just in case, I want you to be ready for a low-fuss wintery picnic with your adventurous […]
Goofy St. Nik holiday breads
It’s beatnik Santa bread time. What started out two years ago as a wholesome gathering of friends just celebrating the German tradition of making St. Nicholas Day breads, has turned into an annual holiday doughboy mutiny. While we appreciate the European custom of making Santa-shaped sweet breads that are gifted to children to pay […]
Buttermilk cornbread for stuffing and much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving
I have a story that is so profound, that I’m afraid it will be diminished by the telling of it. So I’ve been hoarding it. And to be honest, this is nothing new because my career/life’s work was all about being a repository for people’s profound stories. So many tales […]