austin bakes for bastrop - october 1st 10-2
We’re baking again! This time it’s to help out our neighbors affected by the recent wildfires. I was evacuated during the Labor Day fires, and while our home was safe thankfully, many others were not so fortunate. I was amazed by the tireless work of emergency personnel and all the volunteers from the various organizations that responded. Now let’s give back and help them as they...
ghost sighting, for real this time
Of all the performances in all the music festivals in all the cities in all of the world he shows up to the one I’m at and sits 20 feet away from me. With his wife in tow, no less. I swear I thought I got custody of Austin when we broke up. It nearly ruined the Broken Social Scene show for me, but I like the band too much to let an ex-boyfriend mess up a great musical experience. At first I...
Torshi: Pickling, Persian Style
Torsh means sour in Farsi. Torshi is what we call any food that’s pickled since it tastes sour. I’ve been making torshi with my grandmother since I was a very little girl. It’s one of those foods that instantly brings comfort and happiness to me. I grew up eating two types of pickles, Vlasic and homemade Persian style. I used to mimic that little girl in the Vlasic commercials,...