• Croquet

    Today was the 30th meeting of St. John’s College and the United States Naval Academy in an epic battle of… croquet. Yeah. And the midshipmen lost for the 25th time. The good news is there were a bunch of amazing outfits. For example: I had gotten a new, super cute Lilly Pulitzer dress to wear […]

  • Blue crab cookies

    Did you know the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay is at its highest level since 1993? Did you know blue crabs are blue when they’re alive but turn reddish when you cook them? Did you know that even though my astrological sign is Cancer and I live in Maryland, I will die if […]

  • Katy Perry visits the Naval Academy

    I don’t have very highfalutin taste in music, y’all. I love Britney, Gaga and Shakira. I frequently tune the satellite radio to 80s on 8. And I will listen to just about anything (except Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Ace of Base and Neil Young. I have my limits). So I was kind of excited when I […]

  • Brussels sprouts with orange butter sauce

    Here’s the thing: If you had asked me a year or two ago to make a list of the things I could never, ever see myself cooking and blogging about, that list would look something like this. 1. Fish/shellfish 2. Mushrooms 3. Brussels sprouts And yet, here I am. With a bag of Brussels sprouts […]

  • Restaurant-style salsa

    Let’s be honest: I will eat just about any salsa that’s put in front of me. Yeah, I prefer freshly made and non-chunky kinds, and I generally don’t like fruit salsas (though Flaming Amy’s pineapple salsa is a notable exception), but I will eat it regardless. Restaurant salsa — at least the kind that doesn’t […]

  • Michael Phelps is dirty

    I’m sorry I haven’t been posting more, y’all. I have a ton of recipes to share… I just haven’t had any time to actually post them. In the meantime, as a blog with the word “swim” in the title, I feel I am required to share with you the following commercial… which features Michael Phelps […]