Fence Progress – March 24, 2011

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Willie and Martín arrived yesterday and did some fence post work. Since we’re building our fence up against the neighbor’s falling-down janky fence, we have to pre-stain some of the wood. That’s where I come in to play! I helped pre-stain last night’s fence posts and followed up on the already-cemented posts, staining the remaining …

Fence Update – March 21, 2011

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We have contracted with Erin’s co-workers (who work full-time jobs, so they work when they can) to build a fence. I will post pictures as work continues over the next few weeks. Hopefully, we’ll have it completed sooner than later. Since we’re using our part-time contractors, the project will take longer. However, I’m hoping that …

Grilled Artichokes

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I followed Simple Foodie’s recipe for making grilled artichokes and they were delicious. And the basil aioli was fantastic. Super easy. I will not mention the other dishes that I made – that would borderline on near-redneck.  Just focus on the grilled artichokes for now.

Home Grown Tomatoes

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It’s been a slow road, but I’m happy to announce that my small tomato plants are on their way to being full-time outside plants. I started these plants indoors, in small peat pots with seed starter, then moved them to the pots they are in now. The weather is warming up (actually supposed to reach …

The Cedars Social

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Nima and I went the check out The Cedars Social, a new bar near South Side on Lamar. It has a throwback, 50s / 60s feel going on. The drinks were good and the people were super nice. This is my new favorite place in the Lamar district.