When preparing for a picnic to go with the NC Symphony’s outdoor concert entitled Havana Nights, I knew just what would be perfect: classic Cuban Sandwiches. While these sandwiches do not come from Cuba itself, but were instead developed by Cuban immigrants transplanted to Southern Florida, they are much more picnic-friendly than typical Cuban dishes … More (Mostly) Meatless Monday: A Cuban-Themed Picnic
Last summer I wrote about how my greatest regret, besides seeing the people I loved, was the cancellation of Summerfest, an outdoors series of music played by the North Carolina Symphony in the Koka Booth Amphitheater. That has been my favorite summer tradition for years and years, and while I realized that it was necessary … More The Sounds of Summer Return
It was quite a busy and emotional weekend for me, as it probably was for many others. On one hand, it was a weekend of endings. For many/most/all? of the public North Carolina college, this was graduation weekend. Many of my son’s childhood friends, who are the children of my friends and usually my former … More A Weekend of Endings and Beginnings
As I explained in my post on Nowruz, the Persians/Iranians celebrate their New Year (held on March 20, the first day of Spring) for a full dozen days. On the 13th day, they conclude with a holiday called Sizdah Bedar. Also known as Nature’s Day, Sizdah Bedar literally means Thirteen Outdoor. It is supposed to … More Happy Sizdah Bedar!
Sorry this is late, but we were out late last night. And that is sort of the point of this post. One of the toughest things for us about taking on this SNAP Challenge is that the rules say you can’t eat at a restaurant (they don’t accept food stamps) AND you can’t eat any … More Why Not? Wednesday, SNAP Challenge Edition