Category: fall

Hey, Y’all!   I write you today from a room full of spirited (read angry) screaming football fans.  Yikes.  I could personally live quite happily without ever watching a football game again.  I think it’s boring- what with all the stoppages in play every two seconds.  What?  A flag on the play?  Shocker.  But, folks […]

Well, they say, “When it rains, it pours.”  And they (whoever they are) were not joking.  Sandy came through and thoroughly trashed the Northeast- including my beloved home beach town of Sea Isle City, New Jersey. My brother, his wife, and three sick children, are holed up in a South Jersey hotel- the second hotel […]

Hello, friends!  I write you today on the heels of a slightly traumatic conversation with my mechanic.  He used the words, “trade her in” and “time to start looking.”  AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!  I have had my car since I was 20 years old. She’s taken me all over these United States and up and down the East […]

Wow!  What a week!  My sweet husband turned 33 last Thursday, and we celebrated all weekend long.  Witnessing the ear-to-ear grinning that took place was sheer joy for me.  Adam’s birthday dinner request was to relive the burger and loaded baked potato experience from Port of Call in New Orleans, where we commemorated his big […]

Wondering what to do with all your apples?  Here’s an awesome recipe for apple pancakes that comes together quickly and delights the taste buds!  Tonight may be a perfect night for brinner! Apple Pancakes 2 small or one large apple, peeled and diced small- about 1/4” cubes

The first weekend of fall was spectacular and right on point with blue skies, perfectly mild temperatures, pumpkins, apples, and leaves falling off their branches, gliding on the breeze, making quick piles on the ground. I was super thankful to be at the market and in the safety of the weekend.  The whole week prior, […]

Hey, y’all.  This time of year feels like ocean living.  Cool in the morning and at night, but so warm you have to peel your layers off in the sunshine of midday.  The windows are open in our house, and there’s nothing like sleeping with a cool breeze flowing through the room.  Well, it’s better […]

This weekend was jam-packed in Atlanta.  Despite the lucky ducks who were able to get away to the beach or the mountains for Labor Day, there were many celebrations taking place in-town.  From the Decatur Book Festival, to Dragon*Con, to a Whiskey and Beer Festival, to Atlanta Black Pride, to Braves games, to opening day […]

‘Tis the season for field peas.  They look harmless, right?  I like that the pods are different shades of greens and purples.  And I appreciate their Southern, late summer charm.  In theory.  But, in reality, my thumbs are aching!!!  I’ve been shelling peas an awful lot lately, since they’ve been a part of Jackson Lowe’s […]

It’s a gorgeous day.  The sun is shining and wonderful breezes keep making the yellowy-green leaves on the trees dance.  It feels like- dare I say it?- the beginnings of fall.  And, while I will hang on to my sundresses, flip flops, and tomatoes as long as humanly possible, I understand that time waits for […]