Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves My friend Cindy clipped back her bay laurel plant and I was the lucky recipient of the leaves. Since I use bay leaves in any type of soup or stock, I was thrilled to have them fresh. I was also so glad to have a dehydrator. In 30 minutes, the leaves were dried…

Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey

Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey On a Summer day in 2006, Andy and Charlie Nelson were visiting a butcher shop in Greenbrier, TN with their dad Bill. One thing led to another, and soon the three found themselves in the office of the local historical society gazing upon two perfectly preserved bottles of their great-great-great…

Dish Drying Rack

Dish Drying Rack Like many of you, I purchased one of those thick drying pads that seem to be everywhere. I liked the fact that it could be thrown in the washing machine and that it folded nicely in the drawer for storage. But using it disappointed me. My upside down dishes never completely dried,…

Athens Family Restaurant

Athens Family Restaurant 2526 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37204 P: 615.383.2848 W: http://www.athensfamilyrestaurant.com Hours Mon-Sat: 7A-10P Sun: 7A-9P I have literally driven past Athens Family Restaurant for years, and nearly every time, I’ve thought to myself, “I want to go there.” I love Greek food, and I had always heard good things about Athens Family…

Nectar: Urban Cantina

Nectar: Urban Cantina 206 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN 37214 P: 615.454.2277 W: http://www.nectarcantina.com Hours Mon-Thu: 7A-9P Fri-Sat: 7A-10P Sun: 10A-3P As a resident of Donelson, no one was happier than me when Nectar: Urban Cantina opened their doors in September 2017. Donelson has long been known as “Hip Donelson”, but when Nectar came to our…

Butcher & Bee – Nashville

Butcher & Bee 902 Main Street Nashville, TN 37206 P: 615.226.3322 W: http://www.butcherandbee.com Hours Mon-Thu: 11A-2P; 5P-10P Fri: 11A-2P; 5P-11P Sat: 10A-2P; 5P-11P Sun: 10A-2P; 5P-10P For someone who operates a food blog – and also loves to eat out – I’ve done a horrible job lately of getting out to new-to-me restaurants. Having a…

Infinity Collar

Jingles & Her Infinity Collar At some point every little kid has to start growing up and Jingles has now started the adjustment period to an infinity collar. This unique collar is encouraged by Southeastern Guide Dogs to help in leash training. In particular, it assists in eliminating the urge puppies have to lunge at…

Jingles – 4 1/2 months

Jingles at 4-1/2 months old What a beautiful age for a puppy! We have turned a corner with Jingles and she has settled down quite a bit from her initial puppy energy. She still has lots of it, but it is so much easier to focus her on the task at hand now. And since the weather…

The Red Bicycle

The Red Bicycle Coffee 2190 Nolensville Pike Suite E Nashville, TN 37211 P: 615.454.2738 W: https://redbicyclecoffee.com Hours Mon – Sun: 7A-9P The Red Bicycle Coffee is a local chain of coffee shops in the Nashville area. The concept originated in North Carolina, but The Red Bicycle has been a Nashville fixture since 2013. They have…

Jingles – 12 Weeks

Jingles had her first visit to our local vet to receive the shots required for 12 weeks old puppies. Obviously there are lots of scents that can be very distracting in the building, but she handled herself like a pro without a whimper. She even got to meet another dog named Louie and after much…