When I was right out of college and teaching myself to cook, I tried to reverse-engineer Ruby Tuesday’s Sonora Chicken Pasta. I hate to date myself, but this was back in the days of Web 1.0 before seemingly everything was posted online. I didn’t want to literally recreate the dish,Read more
As I mentioned before, I’ve completely changed my meal planning practices. I used to buy meat in bulk at the grocery store and then plan my meals accordingly. Ever since we moved to Greenville, I’ve gone in the opposite direction. First, I hit one or both of my farmers’ marketsRead more
I’ve been craving fish for a while, so I decided to pick up some grouper. We had some zucchini and roma tomatoes that were getting a little ripe, so I wanted to incorporate them into the dish as well. As part of our attempt to eat healthier, I decided toRead more
Last time I blogged about our garden, everything had just gone into the ground. Now that spring is slowly turning into summer, everything is starting to grow. We’ve lost a plant or two, but everything else is doing great — especially compared to last year’s blight.
I somehow talked my wife into going to the farmers market with me on Saturday morning. We got there five minutes after they opened and it was already packed. I forgot it was the annual spring plant sale, which is probably better described as the Battle of the Blue-Hairs. WeRead more
We’re trying to eat a little more simply (and healthy) in the Chandler household. Instead of meat accounting for 70% of every meal, we’re reducing the fat and introducing more vegetables and grains to our diets. So instead of having the traditional lamb or pork dish this Easter Sunday, weRead more
The weather is finally nice, so we decided to get the garden in before the rain this week. So last weekend, while I cut and seeded the grass, my wife tilled and planted most of the garden. We had some survivors from last year’s crop. Our chives are thriving, asRead more
We have a conspicuous concrete slab in the back corner of our lot that was part of some sort of carport at one time. We wanted to put in a raised-bed garden in front of the makeshift patio, but the land isn’t level. We decided we could mimic raised bedsRead more
My job involves staying up to date with social media trends. As part of that effort, I keep a Hobby Blog. It’s mostly a public scrapbook for my friends and family. I also keep a travelogue of my outdoor adventures at C.C. Hikes.