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Nashville’s Barista Parlor

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Go, Nashville, Restaurants | 0 comments

Nashville’s Barista Parlor

Hey, remember when you drank so much effing caffeine you got a nosebleed? And since you were crazy amped up anyway everybody though you had a coke problem? Then you had to convince everybody that, ‘No, no, you guys, how could you think that?  I don’t do coke.  I just had 23 shots of espresso today.  Really good espresso.  Like Nubian Princesses with delicately tiny hands made of pearls and gold made this espresso.’ And everybody thought that was almost worse, and a lot more expensive, than just having a simple coke problem.  I mean, at least there are support groups for drug addiction.  But to that I say – have you ever seen a support group...

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Blackberry Hand Pies

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 6 comments

Blackberry Hand Pies

Oh, that’s right…I blog!  Did you forget?  I certainly did.     If you follow along on my Instagram or Facebook feeds, or because you are Charlotte – the only person actually reading this right now – then you already know I just had a couple of fanfreakingtastic weeks of travel which consisted of a road trip to Nashville, a wedding at a castle and a couple of days in Manhattan.  If you do follow me on social media, then you also have already concurred that my tombstone will most definitely read: “Excessive much?” as I’m pretty sure I took a thousand (plus one) pictures of every step I took and everything I ate or...

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Point Reyes Bay Blue

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog, Cheese, Eat | 0 comments

Point Reyes Bay Blue

There’s really only one problem with being neurotically obsessed with everything – and that’s being neurotically obsessed with everything.  Thus, when I tell people ‘Oh my holy crappity crap I am beyond in love with this cheese,’ nobody really gives a good God damn because, well, for one, people tend to not really care about other people’s eating habits and, two, they’ve heard it all before.     And before that, too.  As it seems almost every cheese is my favorite.  But, for real you guys, this Point Reyes Farmstead Bay Blue cheese is actually my most favorite cheese ever.     At least for...

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Bubbies, I Love You.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Products | 3 comments

Bubbies, I Love You.

“Eat pickles.  Wear clean underwear.  Marry a doctor.”  Such is the slogan of Bubbies Pickles.     Oh, if only it were that simple Bubbie!  Although, I’ve met a good number of doctors who have as much husband potential as a handkerchief.  But, I’ve yet to meet a Bubbies’ pickle that didn’t show a gal a great time.  So, two outta three ain’t bad, yeah?  I mean, the clean underwear is a given, right?  If you don’t know to wear clean unders, then don’t even consider marriage – doctor or not.     Bubbies, a San Francisco based company run by John and Kathy Gray, has garnered a very...

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Avocado Toast

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 3 comments

Avocado Toast

I was about to talk about how retarded this recipe is but then I remembered that we’re not allowed to say retarded anymore.  Which really makes no sense as I don’t think anybody actually uses that word to describe someone’s mental capacity.  Personally, to me, retarded is a high compliment.  Along with stupid and ridiculous.  As in this recipe is ridiculously, stupidly retarded yum.  But, I’m sure that would just offend people.  So I won’t say it. I will say this recipe is just beyond.  Crusty bread topped with mashed up avocado with flavors ranging from sweet sprouts to spicy jalapeno – uh, yeah, so retarded good right??!?!...

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Westcombe Cheddar

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog, Cheese, Eat | 1 comment

Westcombe Cheddar

When’s the last time I talked about cheese, you guys?  It’s been approximately almost forever, am I right?  Sorry bout that.  As I stated in a previous blog I’ve undergone a few changes lately and my desire to create dimmed for a bit due to a few growing pains, the least of which had to do with my cat shitting in my kitchen cupboard because she couldn’t figure out how to operate the baby gate I nailed to the wall to keep my dog from using the litter box as a buffet. Gross.  I know.  But, for real.  My.  Kitchen.  Cupboard.  Sigh. But, as I also stated previously, I feel like talking food again.  Thank God.  I was starting to feel...

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Edible Sarasota: Lolablue Soaps

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Blog, Do, Go, Make, Read, Sarasota, Websites | 0 comments

Edible Sarasota: Lolablue Soaps

Here’s another story from our Edible Sarasota Summer issue about decadently-scented, eco-friendly Lolablue soaps and the incredible superwoman behind them, Jamie Lovern.  Plus, a killer recipe for homemade laundry soap that’ll leave you so fresh and so clean.     WORDS BY MEGAN GREENBERG PHOTOS BYJENNY ACHESON   With a name like Jamie Lovern, you can’t be putting out products that people hate. You just can’t. It would defy the laws of nature. And Jamie Lovern is not about to defy the laws of nature. In fact, her business— Lolablue, which makes eco-friendly soaps, candles, lotions, and even bug spray— does everything in its power to...

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Worth The Trip: Gas Station Gastronomy

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Go, Restaurants, Sarasota | 1 comment

Worth The Trip: Gas Station Gastronomy

Hey guys!  And by guys I mean the three of you lovely ladies who read this blog.  :) Chances are you already know why I’ve been MIA for a few weeks.  My life was a bit topsy turvy last month, but it seems things are settling down and I’m ready to start cooking with gas again! Speaking of gas, check out this article I wrote for the latest issue of Edible Sarasota featuring local gas station fare.  (What a great segue, right?!!?)  I’m not talking about a bag of Doritos, I’m talkin’ smoked meats, fluffy pitas, homemade tzatziki and fried chicken that would put the Colonel out of business.     WORTH THE TRIP: FOOD ON THE...

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Watermelon Gazpacho

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 2 comments

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon is one of the best things about Summer, a fact I believe has been proven by astrophysicists, engineers, theologists and The Supreme Court. If you can think of Summer without thinking of watermelon, then you may be missing an extremely crucial link in your DNA chain. This sweet and succulent fruit ups the flavor ante on anything it is combined with, from sorbets to salads. When temperatures rise and you are sweating the moment you touch the door handle to step outside, nothing beats the heat better than the gratifying flavor and juiciness of a ripe watermelon. And what better way to capitalize on watermelon’s natural juiciness than by turning it into a soup....

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INNA jam

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Products | 1 comment

INNA jam

How the hell have I not written about INNA jam already? What’s wrong with me? Was I ill? Did I get a frontal lobotomy? Do I need one?     INNA jam is just about the best jam I have ever come across. Yes, yes, I know – I’m a bit over the top when it comes to my enthusiastic love of goods lining Artisan Cheese Company‘s shelves. But, it’s not my fault.  Louise has tremendously good taste and passionately picks each product after extensive research and tasting. So, thanks Louise.     If you think of jam or jelly and your mind’s eye immediately scans the towering rows of garbage in the grocery store, you, my dear...

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