Crape myrtle Andrew planted last week. My yard is finally more than just grass and a chicken coop like it was a year ago. Thank goodness for a boyfriend who landscapes for a living ❤ (at West-West Asheville)
So, this new biscuit place opened right down the road from my house…it is literally a 10 minute walk. Andrew and I are going to go there Sunday morning. I can’t decide between the “biscuit with mimosa fried chicken, sweet potato butter, sriracha slaw, and an over-easy egg” or biscuits w/ sweet potato coconut gravy. GET IT IN ME.
There is a giant ass fire going on in the River Arts District right now…the second one this week. I was driving down Patton and saw it from the highway, drove down there to see what was going on, but there were cop cars, ambulances, and fire trucks all over the road and I couldn’t get close. Just found this photo on the interweb. I am on the other side of West Aville and can smell it from my house…holy crap.
I hoarded egg cartons for 6 months before my chickens started laying, and even wrote *please return* on them, yet no one has…so I had to order some and was forced to up my prices to $4/dozen. Which is still incredibly reasonable considering you pay at least that for “free-range” eggs in the grocery store that are far from true organic/free-range. Aren’t they cute though?! Also, putting up this flyer on campus when they come in the mail. I feel so professional, y’all.
What is my life. I’m going to Nine Mile, a great Carribean-inspired restaurant in the Montford area of Asheville. They mostly have pasta dishes but you can get zucchini ribbons in place of noodles! Makes healthy eating so easy. One of my faves.
Oh, and I forgot you can also sub the pasta for quinoa ;D
A view of my backyard, typical morning here in West Asheville. Dixie announces that she’s laid an egg, Buckbeak is broody as usual. Kicked her butt out with a bag of ice shortly after.
My little farm in the city.
Eggs are all ready to go! I have 6 dozen (and then some) in my fridge right now, selling 4 dozen tomorrow.
Natty bread, zucchini pasta, mahi mahi, and bell peppers + carrots in a dairy-free coconut “cream” sauce at Nine Mile. Sooo good!
Anonymous asked: How do you like it in Asheville? I've always heard wonderful things about the area and have considered moving there. What are your favorite aspects of living there?
I LOVE Asheville! I moved away for a couple of years and couldn’t wait to come back. I love the outdoors, so that’s a huge reason why I like it here. I live in the city, but I can get to hundreds of different hiking trails within an hour or less. There’s camping, fishing, tubing, ziplining, mountain biking, kayaking, and more. The food is honestly one of my favorite things too, haha. There are so many good, local restaurants…people here love to support local so we don’t have as many chain stores as a lot of cities do. Most of the restaurants use local meat and produce. There are tons of farms around too and different farmers markets, so it’s easy to be healthy here. People are very liberal here (almost too liberal for me in some ways) and very open-minded and accepting. It’s kind of like a mini-Portland. I also like the fact that it is a small city, so you don’t get a lot of ridiculous traffic and stuff like that. But it is becoming more and more of a tourist town, and a lot of people are moving here, so that is a downside. I often can’t find parking downtown in the summertime and there are always waits at my favorite restaurants. It’s nice to know people enjoy it here though! :)