Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blogging and other ideas

Even though I've been blogging since 2008 I still feel a little funny when posting anything and am looking constantly at other blogs for tips and clues in composition and design.  Through reading through various blogs I have mentors that I've discovered and I really admire this lady, Ree Drummond, from The Pioneer Woman blog and recently read some new tips that I found to be helpful for my blog.  She makes me feel I can blog about anything!

Speaking of blogging I have discovered I have some new favorites to talk about!

Not in any particular order:

Duck Duck Goose German Brown Porter (yummy and Hoppy) served at
The Washington Street Pub in Easton and the
SILVER MEDAL WINNER in the Maryland Govenor's cup Competition October 2010
Brique Restaurant in Centreville

Commitment Fitness in Centreville

Snap Pea Crisps (great snack without too much guilt)

Nice Farms Creamery from Federalsburg with a
selection of fresh local whole milk and yogurt

The favorites are all relatively local and good for you.  Two winning combinations if you ask me.  

Some pretty pictures from last summer

Heirloom tomatoes from the garden

Bloody Mary bread

Neiman Marcus cookies


Arugula from the garden

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Day idea

I was going through my Facebook newsreel after work tonight and saw this idea.  Printable stickers for fruit!  What says I love you more than a healthy gift of (organic) fruit.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Soup and Bread

I read about Soup and Bread on Blue Kitchen's blog.  Soup and Bread offers soup every Wednesday in a local restaurant/coffee house by volunteers from all around the community.  It seems the average is 4-5 crockpots full of soup and they're served from 5pm until it's gone, about 2 1/2 hours later.  The soups and bread are free but it provides an opportunity for those who can donate to give towards a pre-selected local charity as well.

My thoughts first went to a couple of older gentlemen who make their way around the local historic town where I work.  The weather is cold now and yet they are outside for most of the day.  Wouldn't warm soup, even if it's only once a week, be a great way to let them know we care about their well-being?  Feeding people seems like such an easy and charitable thing to do.  Especially if a town got behind it.
(UPDATE:  Here's another older link found on Soup and Bread

On a lighter side: