Friday, October 22, 2010

omnivore choice

clean, fresh venison, Joe's first deer taken with a longbow, a pure connection with the meat we choose to eat.

"Killing a deer with the thrush of an arrow late on an autumn afternoon in that yellow hickory light with the wind high in the trees seems a fitting thing to do, part of a very powerful practice that prepares you for the end of one year and the beginning of another. Dragging a deer home at twilight, feeling the bountiful weight of it and listening to the leaves chant as you pull it along feels right as rain. To be a hunter that way, with the iodine odor of blood on your hands and forearms and your heart still pounding with the approach of a deer that's been dead for an hour. Many people don't accept this, particularly folks who don't spend much time in the woods, but hunting is not about killing animals. No more than life is about dying." -Christopher Camuto

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quiet Sunday Night

The gents are snoozing & I'm on my way. In a very quiet peaceful mode - feel really tired like after a long day of hard work.
Mom & Dad came for a visit this weekend - we feasted on Joe's perfect fried shrimp Friday night - and Saturday Mom, Levi, I went downtown to Forsyth Park.
I'm still riding on the waves of my lurching stomach - maybe 3 weeks of this left? In the quiet of stomach 'okayness' that seems do-able. When dry heaving in the fetal position it feels like a lot longer.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday night

Quiet time at home = Joe took Levi to the woods after work, then brought me home sushi takeout, & Project Runway. Nice.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


After a year of trying - with the monthly ups & downs, and a despairing miscarriage this summer - we are so happy to announce a May baby on its way! Yay!
I'm experiencing those nauseated/tired weeks of the 1st trimester - though it's reassuring to know those are the signs of healthy pregnancy. I did the first 3 months of my pregnancy with Levi living in a tent in Wyoming, and I will say this time around its nice to have the comforts of a home.
My cravings have been all over the place - the last few days I've been dying for some sushi rolls. And miso soup is a favorite. I'm loathing brown rice and any type of bean.

Monday, October 11, 2010


We tried this recipe tonight & both agreed this is our favorite in a long string of 'pesto experiments':

6 cloves garlic (tho we used 1 tonight to make it a little more Levi friendly)
15 large fresh basil leaves
6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 pound box pasta
2 tablespoons butter
Parm cheese to taste

*Combine garlic, basil, cheese, pine nuts, and salt in food processor until smooth. Add olive oil gradually, processing constantly to a smooth sauce.

*Cook pasta & drain. Combine pasta, pesto, and butter in serving bowl; toss to mix. Serve with additional cheese.

Sunday, October 10, 2010