Asian-style quick pickles

Quick Pickles

This past Sunday I helped organize Durham’s second annual PickleFest, a celebration of all things pickled, brined, and cured held at The Rickhouse. We had pickle samples from folks like The Bamboo Ladies, Green River Picklers, Mt. Olive, and more. There was food a variety of local restaurants including Juju, …

Croatia here I come!

New Adventures

Well hello there, long time no see. I last posted to this blog on April 15th, but if you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (mlardie) you know that I certainly haven’t just been sitting around. So why the absence here? To cut right to the chase, we’re in the …

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Eating Maui

Maui is many things – beautiful, tropical, welcoming, wondrous, and of course,¬†delicious. Seafood, of course, reigns supreme, but there are also Mexican-Asian …

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Never Stop Exploring

   Things have been quiet around here, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Maui was a whirlwind (more to come …

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Wanderlust, 2016

It’s no secret that I have a hard time sitting still. Most of my weeks are filled with work (I counted yesterday, …

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On Turning 32 (and A New Gig)

I turned 32 yesterday, and like most birthdays once you get a little older, it was a wonderfully ordinary celebration. Lunch at …

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We Got A Bus

Have bus, will travel. But first, renovations. One of the first things I learned about Harper when I met him was that …

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Taste 2016

Whet your appetite and get out your eating pants because Taste 2016 is right around the corner. This year brings the third …

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Onward, 2016

2015 sure was a hell of a year in my world. I started the year in a new house, found myself in …

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Jekyll Island, Georgia

I recently spent a few days in Jekyll Island, Georgia for a conference. I took advantage of the 70+ degree weather to …