Dark ‘n’ Stormy Bundt Cake

fritesandfries:

Dark 'n' Stormy Bundt Cake | Frites & Fries

I’ve never put so much damn butter in a cake but I do not regret it.

Dark 'n' Stormy Bundt Cake | Frites & Fries

Please don’t think about the calories. This bundt cake is worth trying because it has ginger beer and rum — just like a Dark & Stormy cocktail.

Dark 'n' Stormy Bundt Cake | Frites & Fries

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Well, I’ll be making this in the coming weeks. Because we have loads of homemade ginger beer around and well, butter, and rum, and cake. Duh. 

Celebrating Saints season opener. Who Dat! #wefancy

Celebrating Saints season opener. Who Dat! #wefancy

Freddy Mercury is my favorite singer. As in, I will walk down the aisle to Somebody to Love, my favorite song. Whatever music you listen to, he probably influenced it. That, and he was completely fucking fabulous.  I strongly believe that some people’s fire are meant to burn out at their hottest. He would have been 68 today, but ill be thankful the world had him while we did.

Freddy Mercury is my favorite singer. As in, I will walk down the aisle to Somebody to Love, my favorite song. Whatever music you listen to, he probably influenced it. That, and he was completely fucking fabulous. I strongly believe that some people’s fire are meant to burn out at their hottest. He would have been 68 today, but ill be thankful the world had him while we did.

Again, Jon Stewart nails it. NAILS IT. 

Book from @octaviabooks, flowers from the #valenceguerillagarden, sterling julep cup from thrift store. Excited to improve my flower arranging game.

Book from @octaviabooks, flowers from the #valenceguerillagarden, sterling julep cup from thrift store. Excited to improve my flower arranging game.

The secret of the Essence Festival is that it gathers half a million people every year to celebrate the vibrant art and achievement of black women — and the men who love black women — on a scale that is woefully absent in other aspects of mainstream culture.
New Saturday tradition, a month in. Beers are better when you have been working outside since 6am, right?  (at NOLA Brewing Tap Room)

New Saturday tradition, a month in. Beers are better when you have been working outside since 6am, right? (at NOLA Brewing Tap Room)

An amazing line-up of growers, fishers, butchers, community leaders, and chef Alex Harrell for tonight’s all local Slow Food dinner. Incredible food and really fun, engaging company!  (at Carmo)

An amazing line-up of growers, fishers, butchers, community leaders, and chef Alex Harrell for tonight’s all local Slow Food dinner. Incredible food and really fun, engaging company! (at Carmo)

nprmusic:

Old Crow Medicine Show plays loud, fast and loose, while remaining in complete control of every ramshackle moment.
Stream Remedy from NPR Music’s First Listen. 


Just what this stressful Monday called for.

nprmusic:

Old Crow Medicine Show plays loud, fast and loose, while remaining in complete control of every ramshackle moment.

Stream Remedy from NPR Music’s First Listen

Just what this stressful Monday called for.

thelarderer:

As a kid I was naked quite often. Regardless of the time of year.
However, being naked was more likely to happen during the Summer months.
These Summer weekend days of my youth were spent outside all day often till dinner.

My parents realized that this decree of staying out of the house till dinner came with some drawbacks with one of the most notable being that a neighbor might call, “Your daughter appears to have forgotten her clothing again. Don’t you think she’s a little old for that?”
I did this until I was 10.
It was the beginning of the end, these phone calls.

At the time there was a 50/50 chance that the clothes came off as soon as I rounded the corner but at some point during the day the clothes were coming off.

I knew I was on to something grand, I was smarter. There was no need to suffer humidity induced chaffing or ill fitting sweaty clothes, just go naked. It was that simple.
I’d grab my bike + parade all around the neighborhood, barefoot with only underwear.
Those were the Summer glory days.

So it is this time of year when the heat + humidity are especially oppressive that I imagine, that everyone is imagining themselves, naked.
Giant folds of flesh walking down the streets + quietly tending to our Summer vegetable gardens, naked.
It’s also this time of year that Summer vegetable gardens produce fruit at a the rate of sound + while the thought of canning tomato sauce is not exactly an appealing one however a fairly simple pie with a crust similar to that of cracker, thickly sliced tomatoes, bacon + a fair amount of feta cheese sounds like a good bit of temptation, that is too hard to resist.

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This will be rotation this summer. I love a good tomato tart!