If your garden is like mine, this is the time of year when mint takes over. In order to give my new blueberry bushes room to grow, I have to be aggressive about trimming back their minty neighbors. Fresh mint is great for cooking, from Greek rice pilaf to mint brownies, and for mixing drinks like mint juleps and mojitos. But those recipes only require small amounts of mint. What to do with the rest of your crop? Channel your inner Laura […]
Kizmet is desperate to figure out how these flowers are so blue.
Today for the Fourth of July, I contributed to The Land That I Live’s special holiday post about the lands where the blog’s contributors live. I wrote about finding our first house, and the feeling of coming home. Jack and I had a few of his family members over for a casual BBQ this afternoon, which was great fun. It was the first time some of his cousins had seen the new digs. We sat around the table in the sunroom pictured […]
Sonia Manzano, a young adult/middle grade author and “Maria” on Sesame Street, was the first author I met at BEA. She was great, and I wasn’t even caffeinated yet!
T. R. Burns–nee Tricia Rayburn–with her latest middle-grade book at BEA Book Bloggers. Merits of Mischief sounds really fun!
Siobhan Vivian stops by my table at BEA Bloggers Conference to talk about the book she just co-wrote with Jenny Han, Burn for Burn. She was very fun!
On my commute home recently, I saw a young man golfing in a public park. When you gotta practice your swing, you gotta practice your swing. I just hope the people walking by knew when to duck.
Jack often buys my flowers–usually on the days when I am least expecting them–and I love coming home to a gorgeous bouquet in bloom. Valentine’s Day was no different. What a guy!
My aunt recently sent me this awesome tote bag for my birthday. What a thoughtful and funny gift!
Recently, I discovered this monument on a lunch-break perambulation. Dedicated to Samuel C. F. Hahnemann, a German physician and the founder of homeopathic school of medicine, this colorful memorial has been around since 1900… and I only just opened my eyes and saw it. Living in DC is like walking the pages of a history book.