Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Orleans

Yohboh and I have spent the last few days in New Orleans.  We did not have a bad meal there.  We stayed at the Maison Dupuy in the French Quarter.  It is a quiet little hotel, which is surprising since it is a few blocks from Bourbon Street.

New Orleans is a walking city.  We stayed pretty much in the French Quarter. Everywhere we ate was within walking distance.

We ate a Tujague's and had some excellent barbecue shrimp and a spinach salad with oysters.
Acme Oyster House had the best bowl of gumbo we tried.  And something called Chargrilled Oysters which were life affirming.
Stanley's had a killer breakfast.  More places should have oysters for breakfast.
Gumbo Shop had bread pudding that was so sweet that it made me go back to the hotel to brush my teeth.
Nola Po Boys had a fried oyster po boy that was exactly what I wanted.
The Muffaletta at Central Grocery was yummy.
And The Gumbo Pot had Shrimp and Grits for breakfast.
And we had beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde.
And bacon pecan brittle at Leah's. 

It is good that the Cresent City is a walking town because I ate so much.  I am hoping some of the walking negated all the delicious food.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Seven Year Olds Attack


This is what happens when your seven year old does not use a knife to slice some banana bread.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Best Marinara I have Ever made


This sauce was from garden tomatoes and peppers.  It simmered for NINE hours.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Production Slowing


I only picked four boxes of tomatoes.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Soaf in a tomato sea


I put this picture of facebook but I thought it belonged here.  This is Sophia, my youngest niece posing with the tomatoes I had picked. I should add the watermelon did not come from my garden.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Morning Biscuits and Gravy


Yohboh requested and I complied.  But I think it was a bit heavy for a weekday breakfast.  I liked my biscuit with homemade blackberry jam.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Atlanta Food Truck Festival

Last week, yohboh and I went to the Food Truck Festival in Piedmont Park.

It was hot.

There was food.  Lots of food.

I had a salty popsicle from these people.

It was fun.

Full Disclosure:  I got in for free because I am media.  I did not take any pictures because I did not.  Would I go again?  Maybe if it was not in July.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Funny Tomatoes


Kidlet said that one had a penis and one had a butt.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Yohboh made up a cocktail


It is one part tomato water, one part steak juice and three parts of vodka in a highball glass full of ice.  I have no idea where his inspiration came from.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Share our Strength

When you vegetable garden, when the cucumbers come it, there is a plethora of them.  More than you, your family, friends and neighbors can possibly eat.  Same goes for squash, peppers, eggplants.  And yes, even tomatoes.

And every year, I would get stressed out because a fresh picked veggie is a time bomb.  And we worked so hard to grow the things, but there is no physical way to eat them all or give them away.

But I have found a solution.  Most food banks in this country are desperate for fresh produce.  If you want a sugary snack, they have those for days.  Fresh vegetable are a rarity.  So through Share Our Strength  and some asking around, I found a food bank near my house and will be donating the extras to them.

I am of the lucky ones.  I do not have to stress about how to make food stretch or if I have to take my kid to the doctor or put gas in the car.   And I have more than enough cucumbers this week.