What's Cooking - Part Two

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Here are some of the meals I've made in the last couple months.

Red pepper and muenster omelet, bacon, mixed fruit, and skillet sweet potatoes

Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes for St. Patrick's Day. The corned beef was so tough! Next year I'll try again with hopefully better results. 

What's-left-in-the-fridge "Mexican" soup with avocado and cilantro

Smoky bacon chili - I added a box of chicken stock to make it more of a soup. 

I made vegetable stock for the first time! It was so easy and flavorful. I used this with a pot roast.


Lemony garlicky kale with sausage

Spinach salad with tomatoes, mozarella, cranberries, and pomegranate vinegar

“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” 
A. A. Milne
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Check out my first What's Cooking post here

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 04/20/14 to 04/26/14

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Lovely kite-flying shot from my favorite photographer's personal blog

Seeing this made me start getting excited for Derby next week! :-) Even far away from Louisville, I still have a Derby party to attend - so fun!

Have you heard of B Corp certification?

This blog is always interesting! Really enjoyed this one this week.

I hadn't thought about this before, but apparently L-shaped streets are super uncommon in NYC

Love getting to see how a typical day goes for one of my favorite designers, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 04/13/14 to 04/19/14

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Exciting new collaboration between Quill's Coffee and (Louisville) Stoneware!

Beautifully fascinating photos of snails

How to be productive

Contemporary kids try to use a cassette player

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List of Ten - April 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Following a challenge from Darling Magazine, I decided to start a new monthly feature: List of Ten. Here's what Darling suggests: 

Without thinking too hard about it, quickly list the things you love right now – things you may not take the time to really enjoy but that you should. 

1. Watching pigeons hop down stairs

2. Being finished with taxes for another year

3. Ben and Jerry's Hazed and Confused

4. Essie's Big Spender nail polish

5. Crocuses in Central Park

6. Trader Joe's roasted coconut chips

7. USPS mailboxes everywhere throughout the city

8. Air-conditioned subway cars

9. Red grapes

10. Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Rehab Deep Hydration Masque

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 04/06/14 to 04/12/14

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Thankfully I wasn't on this train!

The oldest house in Harlem

Message in a bottle from 1913

Receiving emotions

Dutch grandma's first roller coaster ride (I got motion sickness just watching the video!)

The highest concentration of librarians is in Owensboro, Kentucky!

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Smorgasbord Saturday - 03/30/14 to 04/05/14

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Waitress has the best shift ever

The lost art of the unsent angry letter (I just did this Wednesday night!)

How horseradish is made

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Furry Friends

Furry Friends

Danny in NYC

Danny in NYC
Photo by Amber

Zelda Fitzgerald & Grandma Moses in NYC

Zelda Fitzgerald & Grandma Moses in NYC
Photo by Spenser

Lola in New Albany

Lola in New Albany
Photo by Grace

Delbert in Louisville

Delbert in Louisville
Photo by Kimi

Jason in Cleveland

Jason in Cleveland
Photo by Shelby