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Zap!

Many of you lovely readers are the same folks who come to visit our house on occasion… and if you’re visiting our house, you may well find yourself out back with the chickens, for a visit of course. Well, if you go back there, you may see this new contraption …

Underdocumented: The Chickens

Face it, I’ve failed you all.  I have not provided nearly enough pictures of our ever growing flock.  And no, I’m not talking about the lack of pictures of the girls lately.  I mean our literal flock.

Berry Beginnings and Garlic Galore

Yes, we realize that not all of these are ripe. But when your 10, 8, and 5 year olds are willingly working in the garden… Lou is the creator and namer of the “blookberry.”  She takes one blueberry and one blackberry and stacks them on top of each other as …

Blight Bedamned

The little prince went away, to look again at the roses. “You are not at all like my rose,” he said.  “As yet you are nothing.  No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one.  You are like my fox when I first knew him.  He was only …

Goat Cheese and Crackers with Blueberries, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers

Something was amiss at our farmers’ market recently. Justyne of Noble Springs Dairy, whom we’ve affectionately nicknamed Goatgirl in the same vein as Supergirl, was nowhere to be found. Her place had been taken by her fiance Dustin, aka Goatboy. On a typical Saturday morning he’s at the West Nashville …

Sunflower Cookies

While on our way to storytime at the downtown library last Wednesday, we stopped into our favorite place to buy bread in Nashville. After picking up our sourdough boule (unsliced, please), we were on our way upstairs to see the Professor and Mary Mary.

Crispy Gnocchi with Fresh Peas and Bacon

What do you call it when you have to go the bathroom really badly? A “pee-mergency”! And, if you go in the bathroom American and you come out American, what are you while you are in there? You’re a pee-ing! (European)

Sugar “Snap, Crackle, and Pop” (‘Em in Your Mouth) Peas

Sugar snap peas are one of our favorite vegetables because they’re easy to grow and even easier to eat. In French they’re aptly named “mange tout” which means “eat all”. No shelling is needed, but if the pods are stringy, remove the strings by snapping off the stem ends and …