• North Shore gluttony

    We did pretty well with not over-eating (or over-drinking, amazingly enough) while we were in Hawaii… except for the day we drove up to the North Shore. That day, in addition to the pineapple float and shave ice, we tried all manner of magical things. But we really had no choice. We couldn’t just pass […]

  • Chicken and pineapple curry

    I still have a lot more from our Hawaii trip I want to share with you. But I also wanted to share one of the dishes I’ve made since we’ve been back — from a Hawaiian cookbook I bought at the Polynesian Cultural Center. This was the second thing I tried from the cookbook. The […]

  • Shave ice

    I didn’t know until recently that snow cones, snowballs, shaved ice and other flavored ice concoctions varied from place to place. I mean, some are better than others. Duh. But I didn’t know there actually is a difference between, say, a snow cone and a snowball. In Baltimore, they are very proud of their snowballs. […]

  • Surfing

    I have wanted to learn to surf for a really long time. I know I should have done it in North Carolina, but I didn’t want to do it by myself and Toby was deployed most of the summers. So when we were planning our vacation, I said it had to be somewhere we could […]

  • Pineapple float

    Have you ever seen pineapples growing? And did you know they aren’t native to Hawaii? They were brought over from South America. Now there are lots of pineapples growing in Hawaii — and lots of ways to consume it. The one I was most excited about was the pineapple float at Dole plantation. It’s not […]

  • Photos taken while jogging

    First, I want to apologize. I totally meant to set up a bunch of posts to automatically appear while I was on vacation. But I only did two. Then I started packing and cleaning my house and when I was done I realized I should probably sleep at least like, two hours before we tried […]

  • Blueberry-mango smoothie

    This smoothie is the reason we don’t have a rug in the living room anymore. The fact that I am still making it, despite the Blueberry Smoothie Incident of 2010, should tell you something. The recipe comes from the New York Times. It actually is a bit like a lassi (the yogurt drink you can […]

  • Baby Bulldawg cookies

    One of my best friends recently had a baby. Hilary and I lived across the hall from each other our freshman year of college at University of Georgia, and then lived together for the next three years. Her husband, Matt, is also awesome and is one of the biggest UGA fans I know. So, clearly […]

  • Baked sweet potatoes and bananas

    When I first saw this recipe on Tyler Florence’s website, I wasn’t sure if it was a recipe for baby food or regular food. He does both. And while I know nothing about babies and their eating habits, I would have to guess this would work as a baby food item. But it also works […]

  • Spicy(ish) bean salad with roasted corn

    I talked to my friend Aaren for the first time in a long time a few weeks ago, and after talking about a lot of other stuff, she mentioned that she and her sister Jenna read my blog and were wondering why I was posting things like Mexican wedding cakes when I am supposed to […]