Tennessee Whiskey Trail – Part 1

A few weeks ago, we were trying to plan a weekend getaway with two of our oldest and dearest friends – John and Donna. They are responsible for matchmaking us many years ago, and our friendships go all the way back to our fraternity and sorority pledge classes. The idea was to go to Louisville…

Mister Magic

I have been a cleaning machine lately during these hot late afternoons. Both the refrigerator and freezer have been at the top of my list. The freezer is there because I like to use up all the frozen veggies from last year before my garden excess from this year kicks in. The refrigerator is there…

Pork Shoulder BBQ

Unless you have time to burn, preparing a pork shoulder for the weekend holiday will be overwhelming. But the slow cooker can make easy work of this in a snap. It doesn’t heat up your kitchen, can be pulled together in minutes, then turned on low overnight to have lunch ready for your celebration the…

Pure Pasta

Pure Pasta  Simple recipes are best for me when I have loads of things to do in the yard and garden. And somewhere along the line, Italian must be in our roots, because my husband and I love pasta. But let’s face spring facts: There are some times of the year when I don’t want…

Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

We spend a great deal of time on this site writing about food. Recipes, restaurants, cocktails, gardening – you name it, we pretty much cover it. We do this because we enjoy it, and we hope you do, as well. We do this because food and drink add to our enjoyment of life. For many…

Spring Leaf Lettuce

Spring Leaf Lettuce Make yourself a note: If you don’t grow spring leaf lettuce, do so starting next year. It is super easy to grow and the results are beyond delicious. I sowed seeds in my garden in late March. I had several cold nights where they had to be covered, but it actually seemed…

Chicken Pot Pie

There are few things more comforting than a dinner of chicken pot pie. It is economical, easy and other than the topping, it can be made ahead of time. I decided to try cooking this one on the grill and it turned out beautifully. You can just as easily bake it in the oven. Either…

Volley Seltzer

Volley No doubt, you have watched the availability of flavored seltzer waters increase over the past few years. What used to be just a small section devoted to a mixer afterthought now occupies a significant portion of the shelves. I have seen many with fancy packaging and interesting sounding names. However, when I get them…

Fried Chicken

My husband had a craving for fried chicken. Perhaps it’s because we rarely have this Southern delicacy, but as soon as he asked for it, I craved it too! So to the freezer I go to thaw some chicken breasts, then to the refrigerator to make sure I had the vitally important buttermilk. Soaking the…