I missed episode seven, the hometown dates! No- ooooooooooooooo! It appears to have been full of angst. We open on JoJo sobbing in a fierce cobalt gown. Girl can rock a mermaid. The central concern seems to be whether Luke has expressed his feelings in a way sanctioned enough by the show to keep him … Continue reading Dream with her, not about her: Bachelorette Se12 Ep08
This week I received garlic, fennel, tomato, carrot, zucchini, red onions, cucumbers, parsley, basil, eggplant, and lettuce. My friend, observing the share, noted: “The fennel this week is quite awe-inspiring, truly the peacock of vegetables.” I love my friends. Let’s get to the cooking, shall we? Featured above: A light Sunday brunch of sauteed tomatoes … Continue reading “The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” -Paul Cézanne
For three weeks in July, I’m the fortunate beneficiary of a CSA vegetable share from Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA. While my friends P&R are out of town, they’ve challenged me to make use of their vegetables – and you know I love a challenge. This week I picked up a box brimming with … Continue reading “Cabbage: A vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head.” -Ambrose Bierce
I’m reunited with my best Bachelor buddy, Dara! Let’s do this! Chris Harrison shows up to let us know JoJo’s a strong woman, since this show can’t produce actual evidence of her independence. Alex gets the first one-on-one date, but can’t stop harping on how left- out he’s been feeling. Boy, do I hate the … Continue reading Insert terrible “gaucho” pun here: Bachelorette Se12Ep07 in haiku
Do we need an excuse to dress up like pirates and eat pirate-themed food? No, we do not. Pro tip: Hummus becomes hummus-with-kraken with the relatively simple addition of a bell pepper! We played pirate-themed games (Pirate Fluxx!), ate plenty of food, and sang some shanties. Feast your eyes on the below: “pie-rate” hats stuffed … Continue reading It’s a pirate parrrrrty!
I miss the first eight critical minutes of this gripping TV show as I struggle to put together my dinner. I should suspend my human needs, just as these contestants do, for the sake of true, pure love. I gather that Wells has not yet kissed JoJo, so his date is high stakes. They attend … Continue reading “Entitlement”: Bachelorette Se12 Ep06 haiku recap
We thought we’d escaped but we just had a week off. The Bachelorette’s back! The guys celebrate with a fake funeral for terrible Chad. They hurl protein powder from the balcony, shouting “Death to tyrants! Woo!” But then, Chad is back at the door. Like a zombie. It’s very awkward. While the men bicker – … Continue reading “Death to tyrants!” Bachelorette Se12 Ep04 haiku recap