In the Kitchen with the Lynch Family

Homemade muffins, lots of bubbles and some good ol’ playtime-check out pics from my afternoon with the Lynch Family here

Website, Activate

Here in Birmingham I’ve started up Lois Ink to provide freelance writing & photography services to clients in the area.  I just completed the website and it includes more info, clips and galleries.… Continue reading

Rolling it Over: Couscous Cakes with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Due to a tasty fish dinner earlier in the week I was in the red for my $10/day budget.  To get back in the black I had to rollover the ingredients on hand… Continue reading

$10 for 2: Pasta with Beet Greens, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

Cooking for two on €5 a day in Murcia, Spain meant lots of lentils, lots of produce and more chickpeas than you could imagine.  Now living in Birmingham, Alabama, I decided to see what $10… Continue reading

Jorge’s Mole on the Fly

Back in Hidalgo, Jorge’s family spends hours together making homemade mole to celebrate holidays, life events and sometimes just the end of a good week.  He’s been missing his relatives lately and when… Continue reading

Photo site, Activate

I’ve started compiling photos on a new SmugMug site which includes images from Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Taj Mahal and the Himalayas.  It also features a different kind of family portrait-one that captures the… Continue reading

You know you’re in Alabama when…

Instead of Spanish potato chips topped with fresh Murcian lemon juice, you’re offered a handful of American potato stix tossed with Mexican hot sauce

Doughboys Doughnuts: New Local Business Proves Victory Is in the Kitchen

Frying dough and making war-two of the things humans do best.  Lucky for Birmingham, Doughboys Doughnuts is focusing on the former, with an aesthetic playfully rooted in the propaganda of WWI.  But while… Continue reading

You know you’re in Alabama when…

Some of the best restaurant meals never leave the kitchen

Arnold’s Country Kitchen: My First Meat-and-Three

A framed article in Garden & Gun Magazine? Check.   An American Flag proudly on display? Check.  A large mouth bass mounted sturdily above the kitchen door? Check. I was at Arnold’s Country Kitchen in… Continue reading