Month: August 2012

What would be your ideal meal to eat on a wide, deteriorating balcony overlooking misshapen live oak branches, in the middle of a hot New Orleans summertime? Two A.M. raw oysters and peccerino cheese and single malt scotch over ice and dark chocolate and figs and jalepeno stuffed olives and bacon.

Optional bonus question: What are your favorite and least favorite sounds? Favorite sound:  water (rain, or river, or ocean).  Least favorite sound:  any kind of suffering. Did you ever have a job where you got to hear your favorite sound(s)? Yep. More than once. But I don’t want a job hearing it. I want a […]

Here’s the thing. The kitchen is small, the heat is on, and it was easier to sear meat than engage in 4-step meal prep recipes. Like this Hibiscus-Flower Enchilada recipe from Bon Appetit, which me and three other people made at my friend’s L’s house. And, as I’ve taken to the occasional 3AM pecorino-and-scotch moment […]

Is there a time in your life you could have used a Nola studiola? (alone, in New Orleans, semi off-the-grid, unemployed) When? What’s one thing you’d be sure to do if you were ensconced alone in a tiny apt in New Orleans this summer, with just yourself to entertain? Yes. When my parents both died […]

What fruit and what vegetable each deserve a week-long celebration? Please explain. Tomatoes.  Because they are my favorite food.  Home grown ones, preferable grown by the Mingo, because he grows the most fantastically mouthgasm tomatoes in the universe. I also think there could be tomato inspired songs and images and poems and stories, tomato super […]

 Do you have a physical space and routine that helps you create? Yes. I have a writing room that I made up. First I made a diorama of it. really. In a shoe box. Before I was able to “have” such a room.  I’d look at it and pretend I was there.  Later, I made […]

Prompted by an exercise I spotted on Ms Yuknavitch’s FB wall once last year (#1), I will share it and a few others that have brought me to new places lately: Homeworkhomeworkhomeworkhomework if you don’t do it you will get into trouble and there are so many points to deduct. 1. Write 100 true things […]