On Saturday we drove out to Treasure Island and St. Pete to spend our morning at the beach. When we arrived at 10:30, the sky was overcast and so we enjoyed a few pleasant hours bathing in the gulf before the sun (and the heat) finally came out from behind the clouds. My favorite part… Continue reading On Haslam’s and Hobbits (and a few things in between).
I’ve spent the greater part of the afternoon looking through old pictures stored on our portable hard drive. I’m amazed at how long we have been together, and how we have grown and changed in the past five years. Three houses, our wedding, Piper. When I first graduated and moved to Lakeland in 2010, Will… Continue reading Looking back
I’m up early this morning. Piper is asleep and Will is out on a walk enjoying some fresh air before it gets too hot. I haven’t written lately, though I’m eager to get back into a routine. Inspiration is coming from a lot of different places lately. A couple of weeks ago we baked two… Continue reading Cooking inspiration, lately.
Will had a show today in a little sandwich shop called Givahoot Cafe, in Mulberry. The weather was overcast and rainy, which coupled with the cold I’m fighting left me feeling a bit drowsy. This cafe, though, had a bookshelf filled with board games and children’s books that kept Piper occupied while I watched Will… Continue reading Videos from Will’s latest show in Mulberry, FL.
It has certainly been a while since I last wrote here. I think, though, that most of you will be glad to hear of the adventures we have been on since you last heard from us. Will took a two week vacation and we spent most of it in the gulf, watching sunsets and swimming.… Continue reading We were on vacation, and now we’re back!
Our afternoon was bathed in sunlight and peace. I had just transferred some laundry when I felt it; the dining room was all glowing and the wood floor was warm on my bare feet. I put on some Iron & Wine, who I hadn’t heard in a while, and felt blown away by Sam Beam’s… Continue reading Banana bread with Piper, Happiness Soup, and Iron & Wine in the afternoon.
As an unabashed bean lover, I felt immediately drawn to Alice Waters’ recipe for Cranberry bean gratin in The Art of Simple Food. Flavorsome cranberry beans are first cooked from scratch, and later sautéed in a variety of aromatic vegetables and tomatoes. The mixture is transferred to a baking dish, drizzled with olive oil, and… Continue reading Cranberry bean Gratin