Swamp Solstice and Black Bean Shiitake Burgers for Summer Nights

“I just want your extra time…” Today we officially celebrate the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice! This year marks the first semiannual Swamp Solstice Bike Parade—a festival conjured by me, KP and our dear friend the Joneses. We noticed a summer lull in New Orleans’ social calendar, probably because most find the weather […]

Molasses Gingersnaps and Genderbread

As we approach the longest night of the year, I’ve been having the sensation that the sky has subsumed control over my eyelids. Dawn is my coffee and twilight my curtain. So, I only have like eight solid hours of viable consciousness to work with until well into January. Cookies do seem to help make […]

Solstice at the Globe

Tonight we celebrated the summer solstice by attending the midnight show of Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s renown Globe Theater, which was the best I have ever seen, and an all-female cast, and wouldn’t you know they also had rather fine pastries? We munched as happy Groundlings.