Monday, May 30, 2011

TTT Workday II: Where'd The Tree Go?

After some discussion it was decided that, as part of the recent co-op workday, we would take out this tree, which drops branches on the roof and really does make the porch less inviting for socializing. Here's the story of the tree.

Friday, May 27, 2011

He shoots! He scores!

Nate Allen and the Knife and Fork team won again in the quarterfinal of the WNC Chef Challenge. Thanks to brilliant dessert, they took it by a slightly wider margin than their first round, but, in the opinion of this eater, the competition was a bit tougher this time. Highlights? A quail dish that included an piece of parmesan crust and a bit of olive creme brulee (K&F), perfectly grilled octopus on an arugula salad (the competition), and the almost indescribable K&F dessert, which was described like this: Picholine olive and Marcona almond croissant with olive pit custard, almond honey, thyme blossoms, and deep-fried castelvetrano olives.

The semifinal is on June 6. More info here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Miika x 50

The remarkable Miika Rolett is 50. She is still, among many other things, a beautiful dancer, so her family celebrated with, among many other things, a dance.

Folk what can dance the hambo

Miika and Fred at Green Cay.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ten Thousand Things Food Co-Op Has a Workday

Once upon a time there was a food Co-op, and they had a workday. Everyone came.

They came with power.

They came with wonder.

They came to paint.

They came to polish.

They worked high.

They worked low.

They cast spells with the wand of cleanliness

and prayed to the window goddess of transparency.

They came as families

and as friends.

The knew when it was time to work,

and time to eat,

when it was time to rest

and time to stare at the Swedish gummy fish.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cosmo plots

The newly-hatched Cosmo Evans plots his next move. That's his correct name, but, given that his mother is Astra Coyle, I'm going to have a hard time not calling him Cosmo Coyle because it sounds so darned cool.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Canoe Fun

Tammy made this little video of Luca and me paddling around on the pond. Between the sun washing out the color and the cool guitar music she added, it reminds me of a scene from some old French movie--not that I look the least bit French.