Month: July 2019

Kale & beet salad with white beans

We got some really great beets in our Yellow Bird box last week. A medium-sized red one and a giant golden beet. I had a couple bunches of kale and some fresh onions handy so I set to carmelize one

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Heart on my sleeve

Well, that might have been Andy’s take. I don’t know. It was one of my buddies thoughts immediately when I showed him. But when Andy, the artist, told me about the idea I was like damn dude, yes! We are

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What a section hike of the AT taught me about myself

Heaving, sweat saturating the entire surface area of my body, boots, socks, underwear, pants, shirt, and hat, with a sheen on my arms, neck, and face I was struggling with the whole Yoda thing. “Try not, only do.” I was

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Cheesecake with Ohio Cherry Sorbet

We’ve been getting boatloads of cherries in our Yellow Bird boxes for the past few weeks. It’s been great. They are a stone fruit which makes you kind of work for it while processing cups of them at once. I’ve

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Scallops and the Smoky Mountain

I’m really in love with fish these days. There are so many different types to choose from. Scallops for instance. Some guy at Central Market spent some time at the fish counter where he taught me how to cook those

Recalibration on a Monday

I packed my Smoky Mountains hiking guide in my backpack today just before biking to work today. I’m getting really excited about visiting this place on one of two planned trips for the year. The first time on a three

Summer visit with my folks

I was visiting my folks this weekend. This is where glimpses of my history sort of come together from their perspective, and we talk for a couple of hours catching one another up on what has passed recently. Or, sadly,

Purple kale omelet with turkey sausage

My Doctor was the one who told me that one egg yolk a day does not have a significant impact on cholesterol levels. With my total cholesterol now under 100, I thank guides like him for re-opening my culinary options.

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