Monthly Archives: October 2010

From Alien to Resident

“This is to notify you that your application for permanent residence has been approved.” After three years, five needle jabs and navigating the beast that is US immigration laws and visas, we’re finally here. We’ve transitioned from ‘Legal Aliens’ to ‘Residents’. Which is a pity. I enjoyed referring to myself as an ‘Alien’. But this new status means: No more insane waiting times to clear immigration after a 16-hour flight. No moreRead More >>

New Orleans: Hollygrove Market and Farm

A look at Hollygrove Market and Farm, a community garden and farmers’ market providing fresh local produce to New Orleans’ Carrollton-Hollygrove neighborhood.Read More >>

New Orleans

I am knee-deep in Photoshop, sorting through a whole bunch of pictures from our trip to New Orleans. We spent a whole week out there – M, for a conference, and me, getting to know the city beyond its French Quarter and bowls of gumbo. From urban farmer to bookshop owner to popsicle vendor to chef, across everyone I met, there was a tangible passion, a fierce loyalty and love for N’Awlins. Add to that a food scene that has found its second wind, a strong commitment to local and organicRead More >>

The Mousetrap & Bye Bye TLC Ranch

A chat with Rebecca Thistlewaite of TLC Ranch about the closure of their farm, and a recipe for open-faced bacon and grilled cheese sandwiches.Read More >>

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