Friday Flotsam

vine and mirror / bev cooks

Frrrrrrrrrrit’s my birthday on Sunday! But we’ll get to that. I have a question for you. You’re like, “Hold on let me get my coffee. And Xanax.” I saw something recently about how it’s no longer okay to say “hey, guys.” Like, to call a group of people, women and men collectively as guys. I […]

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Our Life Rhythm. OMG those words are the worst.

Our Life Rhythm / Bev Cooks

I mean, I could technically call this a schedule, but where’s the dream-catcher-moon-tide-glow-beam fun in that? You can call it a groove, a rhythm, a flow, pulse, WHATEVER. But we all have one, whether you like it or not. You’re like, “wait is she talking about a period?” Recently on IG I posted about our […]

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Friday Flotsam

feet and plants / bev cooks

FFFFFFFFFmastotf! Who even NAMES these hurricanes? And why aren’t we getting more. . . creative? It’s like an opportunity dangling right in front of whatever round table at the World Meteorological Association and poof . . . dust. I know they go alphabetically, back and forth between male and female names, isn’t that right? But […]

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Grilled Eggplant and Corn Salsa

Grilled Eggplant and Corn Salsa / Bev Cooks

Side dish party town! (and it’s Paleo. I think.) It might not be with the corn in it, actually. Okay I just looked it up and it’s definitely not Paleo. Hahahahaha. But I psychotically love corn so I’m tweaking the rules. We’ll call it another PaleNo recipe. You dig? Of course you do. While eggplant […]

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Friday Flotsam

hoya / bev cooks

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAArudeelaadooday. What do we think about, “I love me some ____.”? Like when people say the words “love me some” in relation to things in this world and life. I find myself actually saying that phrase from time to time, and then I cringe and think, “I can’t be someone who says that phrase”. And […]

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Creamy Chicken and Beans

Creamy Chicken and Beans / Bev Cooks

Is it a soup? Is it a sauce? Is it incredible and simple and comforting and flavorful and slurptastic? YESYESYESYESYESHIBYEYES. It looks like there’s a lot happening here. And oh, there IS. Flavor-wise. But wait until you see the brilliant (I read a lot of English fiction) short-cut that saves so much time and builds […]

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Monthly Mixtape: Humming Trees and Velvet Breeze

Monthly Mixtape: Humming Trees and Velvet Breeze / Bev Cooks

August! We won’t even talk about how this is possible. Other than the whole natural and expected time continuum thing. I know there’s a lot of anxiety bubbling at this month’s rim. (and all months’.) And rightly so. Schools are starting, cases are still rising, the government pushed the snooze button, it’s all such a […]

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Friday Flotsam

black eyed susans / bev cooks

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroydoy. Why do you think we say “smart cookie?” “Oh, she’s a smart cookie. She’ll go far.” Smart cookie? I don’t feel like cookies are the smartest of treats. Correct me if I’m wrong (I’m no baker), but aren’t they among the simplest of desserts? What’s so smart about a cookie? What about, “Oh, she’s […]

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