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feed a cold

feed a cold

It's been a while since I have posted and for that, I apologize. Life has been a little crazy recently - I ended my position at a local restaurant and am now working for a local photographer in hopes of absorbing and learning everything & anything. Needless to say, I've been a little stressed. Stressed […]

local, seasonal, delicious

This past Saturday was the last Charlottesville City Farmers' Market that I will attend for the year. From April until December, I did not miss a Saturday (aside from the time I was in Guatemala). I experienced an entire season of local, organic produce and meats. This is what I've learned in the last 8 […]

September 5, Day 248

This past Labor Day, despite the rain, we ventured out to Madison County to partake in the Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour. Meeting the people who grow my food means a lot to me, considering I'm putting a lot of trust (um, and my health) in their hands. Since Virginia is not a small state, […]

August 30, Day 242

Grilled Polyface chicken hearts & livers, local grilled okra, grilled green onions, sautéed brussels sprouts with toasted almond slices. Add wine & chocolate. Our dinner tonight!

August 28, Day 240

Post-hurricane weather in Charlottesville produced the most beautiful day this summer (in my humble opinion). Sunny and bright with slight breezes to cool you down. We spent the day around town appreciating the little things that we don't get to do year round (like Sunday brunch!). Inspired by brunch at Brookville Restaurant, I wanted to […]

Days 211 – 219

Alright, confession time: I'm definitely going through a blogging lull. It's an incredibly busy time right now (including my first time shooting at a wedding, mastering kale, working too many doubles, double-under whip burns, driving like a mad woman around Virginia, and barely getting enough sleep) so I hope I'll be inspired to blog/write more […]

Day 202 – 7.21.2011

Just to prove to you guys that I'm not sitting around eating my face off, here's a picture of my puddle of sweat from this morning's WOD! Deadlifts followed by tabatas of wall-balls, ball slams, and pushups. All in this wonderful (read: horrendous) Virginia heat. Fun, no? Gotta love it. I've been reading a lot […]

Days 199, 200 (!!), 201

Whoo! I've made it over the 200th day mark! I don't know what's crazier, the fact that I'm in the 200's or the fact that over 200 days of the year have gone by. Anyhoo, I'm clumping days together because it's less spam-y (not this spam-y) and because I'm lazy. Monday started hella early (early […]

Days 197, 198

This past weekend was exactly what I needed it to be. I started off by working a double on Friday (as a result, no photo) which established a surprisingly enjoyable rhythm of craziness. Chris and his parents were visiting for the weekend so I managed to get the two days off. Saturdays mean Farmer's Market […]

Day 115

Last dinner in Charlottesville for two/three weeks! One of my favorite parts of leaving for a while is having to eat everything that's in the fridge - which included some delicious Polyface chicken hearts and livers. I seared these with some of Disha's Kitchen BBQ Spice Rub (yes, I just used it as a spice). […]