Friday Flotsam

Heirloom Bakery / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRRRitz! ay! iday! Our monarch caterpillar ATE ITS OWN HEAD OFF. It did! Listen, this sounds wonky do, I know. But it happened. Literally happened. And I mean literally as in literally. We walked in to check on our one chrysalis and two baby caterpillars. (I forgot to tell you, we’re raising more. We are. […]

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Friday Flotsam

playhouse / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRieeeeuuuuuuumuuuuday! (<–?) I’m sorry, what’s wrong with lemons? Yeah, you heard me. WHAT IS SO WRONG WITH A GOOD LEMON? Sorry to yell at you first thing on a Friday. I’m just trying to finally understand the phrase “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” LEMONADE? I don’t even like lemonade. But guess what I […]

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Cheesy Tomato Bake

Cheesy Tomato Bake / Bev Cooks

One last tomato recipe! I think. Maybe. If you’re lucky. I swear, every summer I get super psychotic about things to do with tomatoes. LET US BE CLEAR REAL QUICK: there’s nothing more supreme than a freshly sliced tomato with a sprinkle of salt on top. Nothing. It’s pure and perfect. Buuuuuut, I mean, if […]

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The One I Love – Nightlight Sessions

The One I Love - Nightlight Sessions / Bev Cooks

YOU GUYS. I don’t even have words. Like, no words. Besides all the ones I’m about type out right now. Remember when we went to Little Rock last month and saw my sister Barbara, her husband Dustin and their girls for the first time since 1987? Right, you remember. (this photo was from 1954. Not […]

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Cucumber, Mint and Feta Bruschetta

Cucumber, Mint and Feta Bruschetta / Bev Cooks

Oh, that rhymed! This is the thing: this topping? UNREAL. I’m calling it bruschetta because it’s on toasted baguette and it sounds super cute, but do you want to know how I ate it after a bite of the toast? Besides spooning it with a shovel into my unhinged jaw? Salad! I sprinkled it over […]

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Friday Flotsam

summer tomatoes / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRulumupududopolomo! YOU GUYS. We’re getting so close with this renovation. One week left. And I (think?) I mean it! We’re two weeks and a day in, with sixish days to go. It’s so dusty. It’s such chaos. It’s such a mess. Nothing is where it’s supposed to be. The bottoms of our feet and shoes […]

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The Ploughman’s Lunch

The Ploughman's Lunch / Bev Cooks

Yes ma’am, this is 100% based on, inspired by, catapulted from and birthed within the pages of THE RUMOR. But we’re doing it my way today. “And we’ll do it our waaay yes, our waaaay, make all our dreaaaaams come true. For me and youuuuu.” If you can name that reference we are soulmates. So! […]

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Chicken and Swiss Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

Chicken and Swiss Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes / Bev Cooks

Ohhhhhh this one’s gonna do it for ya. Marinated chicken. Marinated tomatoes. Marinated soul cavity. Wait. But like, we’re going to melt Swiss cheese on top of the chicken and it just chaaaanges the whole thing. Let us peepeth. Honestly, the legwork of this is the chicken prep and the tomato prep. I know I […]

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