While frozen bananas and cornballs are most certainly the leading food characters on Arrested Development, we can’t celebrate this week’s lead-up to season four without drawing your attention to some of the show’s food-related honorable mentions.
This original recipe, which comes from George Michael’s girlfriend Ann, wins the award for “Most Creative” and “Least Appetizing.” Ironically, Ann’s nickname is Egg.
It’s T-Minus 5 days until season four of Arrested Development airs this Sunday, and we’re celebrating by sharing some of our favorite recipes from the show. Up today: a Bluth family favorite…Cornballs!
It’s finally farmers market season around here again. The start of the market actually got delayed this year due to all the snow. What’s more depressing than that? To celebrate the return of local produce, we wanted to point out this handy little tool:
You can search for your closest farmers market, and find out what’s in season in your neck of the woods. Tip: Don’t press the “go” button or it will navigate away from the search you’ve put in. Once you enter your location information, the list of seasonal produce or farmers markets automatically generates. You can always find this tool on our sidebar by pressing the button “What’s in Season?”
What’s showing up at farmers markets for you right now?
Owen and I are on spring break. See, a few weeks ago, I found round trip tickets to Chicago (which isn’t too far from my family) for only $70…so I jumped on those tickets, because driving eight hours, by myself, with a sometimes-screechy baby in the back seat? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Plus, Eric’s up to his neck with a freelance deadline, and getting out of the house for a few days will allow him to work without my constant wheedling to just stop for the day and come outside for a while. #weneedasoundproofhomeoffice
Everyone’s got their rituals to celebrate the arrival of spring.
For some, it’s the first time they slip on a pair of sandals. For others, it’s the first tulip to pop up in their front yard, or maybe it’s the first time you have to take an umbrella with you as you walk out the door.
Or, if you’re from my family, it’s the first sunny, 40* degree day that has you wrapped up in a blanket, tucked into a windless corner of the yard, Vitamin-D starved face turned towards the sun. (I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that four out of the six members of my family texted everyone else about their first time out in the sun this season. #itmustbegenetic).
This is my mom…with a much tinier, much darker-haired Owen. Isn’t she pretty?
Simply put, my mom is a gift. I find a reason to call her most days, and there is not a day that goes by that I’m not thankful for the fact that we get along so well. In fact, there are only a handful of people in my life who are almost guaranteed to make me pee a little each time I see them because they get me laughing so hard. My mom’s one of them, and usually it happens when we’re trying to move a large piece of furniture together.
I’m not sure if 2013 really understands the meaning of the word spring. So far, we’ve had unseasonable snow and unseasonable summer – as we’ve gone from late April blizzards to grilling out in tank tops – all in the same week. To top it off, all three of us have pretty stubborn colds this week.
So let’s look at this playlist as a summons to spring. A call to cool mornings and warm days filled with crisp blue skies…or even to those warmish rainy days. A beckoning of tulips and spring-green leaflets on trees.
This playlist is a pretty good sampling of what’s been on repeat at our house lately….a little Bon Iver because we will have them played at our funerals, a little local flavor with Jeremy Messersmith, a little throwback with Landslide, and of course, because you’ve come to expect it…a few songs with a little bit of banjo…plus a whole lot more.
Head on over for a listen.
I don’t really consider myself much of a food snob for as much as I think, talk, and write about food. I’m not above a DiGiorno’s frozen pizza or a (family-sized) bag of Doritos now and then. But there are two items I’m totally and obnoxiously particular about: coffee and maple syrup.
The coffee one’s a no brainer. Bad coffee just isn’t worth drinking. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not going out and spending $4 a cup at the local cafe…but I make my own coffee, grind up my own relatively fresh beans, and (politely and secretly) turn my nose up at coffee that’s been around too long.
We’ve made no bones about the fact that we’re Mexican food lovers over here! But this year, I’m having kind of a hard time getting into Cinco de Mayo because…well, it’s snowing. It’s literally snowing right now, on May 2. And there’s more rain, sleet, and snow predicted over this festive weekend…which means a few more days of scarves and sweaters instead of the colorful skirts and sandals I usually associate with outdoor picnics on this, the 5th of May.
So, despite my snow-induced grumpiness, I bought the $.77 avocados at my grocery store and will for sure be making this guacamole salad this weekend, if nothing else.
I’ve talked a little bit about my sisters in the past, but today it’s time to tell you about Ben, my younger brother. Ben and I are only three years apart, so we spent a lot of time together, doing normal sibling stuff like spending a high percentage of our Saturday mornings painstakingly splitting up our chore list so as to ensure the fairest distribution possible.
One of us in this picture went on to become a semi-professional bass tournament fisherman.