It’s no secret that the people who inhabit our neighborhood use any sort of excuse to host a get-together. As the snow continued to accumulate Thursday, Dahlia sent out an email asking if anyone else thought this was cheese fondue weather. Our thoughts may have been more along the lines of, good gosh let’s get out of this house and drink with other people, but hey, fondue worked. A few emails (and phone calls) later, we appeared to have a plan. Continue reading
- My friend Jenny shares her recipe for Classic Chicken Dumpling Soup.
- Megan has a beautiful & tasty new endeavor you need to check out, Mundane Morsel.
- Our fascinating neighbor Charles has a fun post up over on the blog of the Albert & Shirley Small Collections Library on the “shop man” of the UVa Physics Department.
- Cville Swaps is partnering with The Charlottesville Cooking School for a cookbook swap, next Saturday, January 18 at 10 am. Details here.
Happy Weekend Everyone.
Between the three of us, we attended 5 holiday parties over the weekend that covered almost every aspect of the holiday. There were cookie swaps, bad christmas sweaters, wreath making, the Holly Ball and a bowling alley bash to be crammed into one gloriously, festive weekend.
I got a message from my neighbor Steve the other day, he was cleaning out his mother’s things and was I interested in some old cookbooks and loose recipes he wanted to see to a good home? Continue reading
I know I say this about every holiday, but Halloween really is the best night of the year. The flurry of costume construction in the days before, the actual day, where the children are far too keyed up to do anything but talk about how much candy they are going to consume and then, finally, FINALLY, they are let loose to roam the streets, going to door, with the universal language of lights on, someone’s home and all you have to do is knock on the door and they will give you candy. The air is filled with fun and the sense of community. Parents wandering with a red solo cup in hand, looking after a group of kids that got just a little bit ahead of them while they stopped to chat. Or refill as the case may be. Continue reading
I ripped out the remnants of the summer vegetable garden yesterday. The heavy frost last weekend took out what was left, which wasn’t much. The mini-cukes & the malabar spinach were the only plants producing anything, the tomatillos having bitten the dust somewhere around the middle of September and the tomatoes had looked pathetic for probably almost as long.
Our neighbor Brian was out of town last week, during which the majority of figs on the tree in his front yard ripened. Not wanting to leave such goodness for those no-good squirrels, I helped myself. Then Brian came back earlier than expected and I felt bad I’d helped myself to his figs. To compensate, I thought I’d make him something with the figs. Because there is nothing more thoughtful than preparing baked treats for your neighbors with figs they grew and you helped yourself to. Continue reading
The big yellow angel is back and with it, Edie’s best get-her-to-school-on-time buddy.