Cougars for Life

Bf and I met in at College of Charleston even though we didn’t date until after he graduated. I would love to say that we met romantically in Spanish 202 or that we shared a pedicab one night or even that I bumped into him on the street… but no. We met at a bar…. […]

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Spring Green Beans

Mmm… Green beans. I love green beans. I used to snap greens beans with my mama on the porch. It was 1991, not 1951, but we kept with the southern tradition alive. Now that its Spring, I have been struggling to come up with sides for dinner. I had gotten into the habit of brussels […]

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HUSK, Charleston, So. Car.

HUSK IS… Centrally located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk, the newest offering from James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and the Neighborhood Dining Group, transforms the essence of Southern food. Led by Brock and Chef de Cuisine Travis Grimes, a Lowcountry native, the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an […]

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Oinky For Sale

OINKY FOR SALE! Apparently… I had no clue that we were selling him until I stumbled upon this: Here is the link (thats kind of small): Oinky? Leaving? So I guess if you are interested in a miniature Vietnamese Potbellied pig… contact me. Share if you dare…Related Post Southwestern Blackbean Salad 3 Month Mother Update Because […]

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Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

I love to bake. Its rare that I do though. With cooking, you can’t always tell little mistakes, like mis-measurements and such, but with baking… its oh so clear. See picture below. Now, maybe its just me, but cake shouldn’t be runny, right? Like bubbly over the sides and foaming bubbly. Major Fail. I wanted […]

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Nail Effects

I am obsessed with doing my nails. I have always been this way…. so has my mom… so have my sisters. Maybe its genetic. Painting my nails makes me feel fresh and clean and ready to go. Its weird. A bad nail polish has also been known to ruin my day. I always keep fingernail […]

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Asian Beef Soup

I have been on an Asian kick lately. After I made those Korean type noodles I began the search for another Asian dish that was easy , quick, and tasted authentically like Asian food. I found a great recipe on www.tastykitchen.com that I tweaked to make my own version of Asian Beef Soup. I started with about […]

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And the Winner is…..

Thank you for those who enter! Now to see who the winner of the lovely Costa Rican wooden spoons and cutting board is…. Drum roll….. bllllllrrrrrr……. Jennifer Troutman!!! She posted three places and won the prize! And started following @blackbirdideas on Twitter. Jennifer email me your address to blackbirdideas@gmail.com and I will ship it out […]

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So Very Tico (and a giveaway!)

I have a new favorite word. Tico. Tico is a colloquial term for a native of Costa Rica. The plural form is ticos. Why thank you Wikipedia! I kept telling Bf that I wished we were Ticos… or he was a Tico and I was a Tica… I’m not too sure how it works. Unfortunately for me, […]

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