Feed Me Words

06.09.2014 Life
Saveur Magazine May 2014
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Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange

05.19.2014 Garden
Nashville PUblic Library Seed Exchange

Cool fact: if you’ve got a library card you can check out seeds. Seeds and good reads – a winning combination. You can join in the seed exchange program by going to any of these 4 branches: Bellevue, Bordeaux, Edmundson Pike, and Inglewood. The program began in April of this year and was kicked off […]

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Porch Fixin’s

05.09.2014 Life

A spring evening. A breeze. The weekend quickly coming to a close. Monday ready to pounce. The teenager has mowed the lawn which has turned her sparkly self into a sweaty 5’9″ stomping mess of cranky. My legs and hands are scraped and bruised from a day’s worth of manual labor in the garden. Just […]

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School of Essential Ingredients

05.07.2014 Life

A good meal is sultry. One bite captures the curves and tingle of a moment. Placing it gently on your tongue to spark a memory.

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Mothers, Daughters and Girl Balls

05.05.2014 Life

Last Saturday night, I took part in Nashville’s inaugural show of Listen To Your Mother. Ours was just one of 32 performances across the country. Each show pulls together a bunch of women and puts their words out into the world. (Learn more about it here) 1 night. 13 women. 13 stories. Standing up on […]

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Chiptotle Pork Butt

03.12.2014 Cooking
Chipotle Pork Butt

Cold weather is still hanging around here in Tennessee. We’ve had 30 degree days. Then 70 degree days. Then back to 30 degree days. We’ve had sleet and thunderstorms and balmy Sunday mornings. The schizophrenic weather leaves my nose constantly running and has me throwing open windows then frantically closing them. But one thing remains […]

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Sparklers for Jesus and Getting In My Groove

03.06.2014 Life
Yelapa Mexico

It’s taken a few months to work my way through post-holiday recovery. Or art least as close to recovered as I’m going to get. Christmas was spent tucked away in a Mexican fishing village. No cars. No phones. Somedays no water. For Girl Wonder – no shoes. You’ve never seen a girl so happy to […]

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Ordinary Lens: Week 49

12.07.2013 Life
Looking through the sunroof

Bits and bobs from this past week: The drive home is more fun when the sky is riding shotgun Dinner on a windy night: tortellini with corn, kale, bacon and tomatoes. She rode my roof for 20 miles. A teeny, tiny spiderman. Rain through the window. Meat pie. Flakey outside. Warm and hearty inside. Texture: […]

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On Writing

12.02.2013 Life
Stephen King book quote

Sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position ~Stephen King, On Writing, A Memoir of The Craft Knee deep in the shit. We all end up here. Here’s to shoveling…

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Icebox Cake With Cookie Butter And Lemon Curd

12.01.2013 Cooking
Icebox Cake with Cookie Butter and Lemon Curd

The sky is a flat, dull grey. Everything outside the windows looks listless and cold. You happen to have Cookie Butter and lemons. Which means you’re just a few steps away from having cake. An icebox cake -because it keeps you from looking like a crazy lady who made a cake and then sat down […]

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