Friday Flotsam

pretty flowers / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRamlamdampam! Let me see if I understand this correctly. A cicada egg baby is born like, on the ground? Is that it? Then it climbs down into the ground through a tiny dirty hole and stays there for seventeen entire years. Long enough to watch every season of Grey’s Anatomy. THEN, they crawl back out […]

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Wine-Braised Sea Bass with Tomatoes and Squash

Wine-Braised Sea Bass with Tomatoes and Squash / Bev Cooks

She fancy. (not) But it looks and sounds fancy, so we’re going with it! Also, it’s painfully simple. WEEKNIGHT simple. Less-than-30 simple. Have I convinced you yet? Maybe if I show you a photo of me picking cherry tomatoes out of our garden. Will that do it? Let’s see. Hold on. Here it is. Eh? […]

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Monthly Mixtape: Sun Slants and Long Pants

Monthly Mixtape: Sun Slants and Long Pants / Bev Cooks

Can we just take a moment to realize that 2021 is basically over? Sort of. In a way. We’re in the ‘Embers tomorrow and we all know it’s a slippery slope from here. Apples, pumpkins, candy, turkey, pine clippings, gift wrap, SNOW. We don’t have to talk about it though. I can sense you’re having […]

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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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