Chickens! Episode 3: More Chickens.

Chickens! Episode 3: More Chickens.

Dear reader, or indeed, readers: You may, singularly or en masse, have become increasingly concerned at the startling lack of chicken-related news in this blog. It is possible, but admittedly not likely, that you are of a nervous disposition, and have been unable to...
A lovely day in Cold Spring, NY

A lovely day in Cold Spring, NY

A couple of weekends ago, Matt and I spent a wonderful afternoon discovering treasures in an absolutely lovely Hudson Valley town, Cold Spring, NY. “Wait,” says a person with GoogleMaps, “Isn’t Cold Spring literally the next town over from...
A Very Nerdy Hallowe’en

A Very Nerdy Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en is a very exciting time over at the Nerds residence. You see, one of us (EMILY) not only grew up on horror movies but also, you know, HAS HER BIRTHDAY on October 31st, and the other one of us (MATT) has a fondness for Edward Gorey and M R James, and...
Nerds with Knives: Year One!

Nerds with Knives: Year One!

Well, well, well. And they* said it wouldn’t last. *Me, I said that. I’m so very happy to be wrong! It’s been a full year of Nerds with Knives (actually a bit more than a year but what is this “time” concept anyway, and why are such...

Arya’s Kitchen Chair

Like most dogs, especially rescues*, Arya likes to be around us. A lot. Usually that’s A-OK because look at that face. Look at it! But… doggie in the kitchen with heavy pots, hot pans and poisonous ingredients (for pups. I don’t cook with...