Clean the Fridge+

Happy holidays! We went to see Hampton’s parents for Christmas and every trip to Raleigh these days requires a trip to Wegman’s for specialty items we rarely see in Winston-Salem. As much as we love this town and don’t want to move back to all that traffic and house prices. When we go to Wegman’s, […]

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Recipe Roundup

Time keeps turning and Flat 493 keeps cooking. Let’s try to get back to a somewhat regular menu sharing, shall we? Nevermind that I tried to do this last week and WordPress crashed on me. Here we are. Hopefully. Cross your fingers. Highlights from the past two weeks: — Trader Joe’s has a new and […]

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Food, Glorious Food

The end of rehearsals has meant a return to cooking. Like, the kind of cooking we enjoy, not just getting food on the table. I won’t bore you with alllllll the daily details (yet), but there have been a few standouts the past few weeks. — Orange-Chili Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Pesto and Grilled […]

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#onbrand

We are a week and change away from life returning to normal… err, the most recent normal? So let’s play catch up. Food has still been a bit hit and miss due to rehearsals and gigs. Recent highlights: — the cheater’s Spanish tortilla: did this for a brunch party with the recommended prosciutto and piquillos […]

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Sitzponies

Sitzprobe is a rehearsal when the actors get to sing with the orchestra for the first time, instead of just a rehearsal pianist [though major props to all rehearsal accompanists!]. So I guess since today was sitz and tomorrow starts tech, it’s time I finally talk about Into the Woods! For those who don’t know, […]

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#prolife

“The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t […]

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Weeks 14 & 15, 2022

Yeah, so week 14 doesn’t get its own post because it looked like this: One day of easy sautéed shrimp with air-fried polenta [from an old Trader Joe’s cookbook] and a simple arugula salad side, one day of the-restaurant-we-planned-to-go-to-during-Hampton’s-tech-week-before-my-rehearsal-is-closed-so-let’s-go-to-the-food-hall-for-the-second-time-in-three-days, one day of not even homemade pizza, but Domino’s, and then….? The highlight of the week […]

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