Awesome, awesome, awesome Inman Park Festival this year. O&I joined several our Grant Park neighbors in the annual attempt to beat the Guinness Book of World Records record for most people dressed as garden gnomes. 202 of us marched in the parade while wearing the obligatory red pointy hat, suspenders or vest (for men), suspenders or apron (for women) and boots. The photos below show us pre-parade, during the parade and post-parade (yes, the silly selfie). FUN!!!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Every year the Boudreaux family Good Friday reunion turns me into the crawfish equivalent of Forrest Gump's friend Bubba. Faced with a table of crawfish casseroles I do not hold back! Crawfish and corn soup, crawfish jambalaya, crawfish with lima beans, crawfish with spicy potatoes, boiled crawfish, crawfish au gratin, fried crawfish, stuffed crawfish bisque...
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Sip and cycle... bike and imbibe... pedal and pour (©2014 CLBoudreaux)... Names be damned - this plan is destined to be sweet (or hoppy)! O&I have spent a couple of weekends working out the route and the logistics for a project that combines our favorite things about this great city. Stay tuned for details!
Friday, April 4, 2014
It's been almost 8 months since I planted brussel sprout seeds in the garden. They sprouted quickly but I made the mistake of waiting way too long to thin them out (we're talking months too long). When they were finally thinned the remaining plants began to take off. Those with the most hours of sunshine clearly growing the fastest. The snow and ice storms didn't phase them at all and by February we finally began to notice little brussel sprouts forming between leafy stalks. Unfortunately, the warm days have caused the plants to bolt and looks like our chance of eating any these is officially over. Even without the tasty homegrown meal I still consider the experience (perhaps it should be called an experiment) a success. We'll try this again in late summer, implementing what I've learned, and hopefully finally getting it right!