Wednesday Woof



Mint- The Garden Bully

I took the snips to the mint because it was threatening to overtake the sidewalk and I’m sure from there it would be a matter of days before it also over took the car!


After a quick haircut it yielded about 10oz of good quality leaves. That was the star of our homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream.

The blackberries are providing a bowlful about every other day. And a scant handful to keep me fed on the daily walk with the dog 😉

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There are other things blooming in the garden as well. Lots of lovely things.

Mint: 10 oz

Blackberries: 1lb 4 oz


The First Harvest Of The Year

IMG_0035_2For the first time this year I have pulled food from the garden. I managed to pull 3 blackberries off the vines while taking the Little Emperor on his morning walk. The vines are absolutely loaded with fruit! I hope next time I’m posting about pounds instead of ounces.


Blackberries- .2 oz

Friday Round Up

Sometimes only a mint julep can cure…

Oh boy has it been a week. I’ve been curled up in bed for most of it trying to get over an upper respiratory infection and persistent fever. Gross, I just feel gross. Thankfully I am feeling on the mend. I can even breathe from the right side of my nose. Hey, this week that is a huge accomplishment!

I have been able to catch up on a lot of reading…

  1. Coffee, how I love thee– When I lived in Nashville the area had a pretty vibrant coffee scene. I am so glad to read that it is continuing to grow and that one day I may be able to purchase my favorite Honest Coffee from the local grocer. WIN!
  2. Puppiesforall– When you are in a fever delirium all you need to focus on are puppies. Instagram provides all you could want if you follow @puppiesforall.
  3. Looking for a new Podcast?– It can be hard to find a worth while podcast to subscribe to! I understand. I have waded through more than my fair share of duds. This guide from NPR is a great resource.
  4. French paradox | it’s broken– I am a huge fan of french food. I indulge as often as is possible. I’ve been hearing for years how the French eat better, understand food better, and generally are healthier. Apparently our perceptions are grossly out of date.
  5. A jumpsuit– Not in a million years did I think I would ever lust after a jumpsuit. And yet, I lost count of how many times in the last two weeks I have clicked over to ogle this beauty. Sadly at $390 I will never click add to cart. ever.