Archives for "March, 2009"
Last Saturday night, we made a paella. We love paella! If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a rice dish from the Valencia region of Spain. I’m not sure how we initially became interested, but I got a paella pan one year for Christmas so we could try. We’ve only done it a few times, [...]
The situation in northern Mexico right now is heartbreaking, as more and more people are killed by warring drug cartels. I’ve heard about it several times a week for quite a while now, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. So what are the proposed solutions? Mainly violent ones. Mexican military takes over, [...]
If you’ve been around Joel lately, you might have noticed his hair. The only scissors that had touched it since November were for the swoop trim featured in an earlier post. His hair really doesn’t bother me much, but it was driving him crazy. After a few weeks of regularly asking if he set up [...]
In my 25 years in Nashville, I’m not sure I had ever been on the Natchez Trace (except the big bridge) until about a week and a half ago. To celebrate the amazing weather, we went camping at the Meriwether Lewis area on the Trace. There were only a few others there, so it was [...]
for butchering our tree.
Back in the fall, I started wanting to make truffles. I’m not sure why I wanted to, but I never got around to it. A couple of weeks ago, I went to check out a little chocolate shop (shocking, I know) called the Cocoa Tree in Germantown. Before I left, I was thumbing through a [...]
I have somewhat successfully completed the construction of a giant pincushion. I knew it would be large, but I was still surprised. In the picture below, I set a pen beside it so you can see the sheer enormity. It’s not anywhere near as cute as the original, but at least you can tell what [...]