Monkeys, magic meals, and media darlings

Stacey and the Monkeys

I’m trying to live an active life. For a food blogger, that means being in the kitchen creating great meals or out trying new places looking for great meals. Lately though, it’s starting to look like I should spend more time on the couch, because I have been missing some good stuff on the intarwebs.

Recently our fellow Memphis blogger, Stacey Greenberg began leaving really nice comments on our blog. For a while now, we have been checking out her dining blog, Dining with Monkeys, to see what places she and her crew visit. We also check her more-family / less-food blog, Fertile Ground. This blog is named for her parenting zine, Fertile Ground Zine.

Just the other day, I told Mama Squirrel, “Stacey left us another nice comment.”

Mama just said, “hmmm”, and started flipping through a magazine.

“Cool!” Mama had just handed me the latest issue of Memphis Magazine open to the profile of Stacey, the kids, and her blog and zine.

I was really impressed. It’s cool to see someone so nice be recognized for their work. Then somehow I finally came across her other blog, Chop Fayn, in which she chronicles the fantastic meals her husband, Warren, makes. There is prime rib, and grilled turkey, and beautiful sushi rolls. I was starting to get jealous. It got really bad when I noticed a few choice quotes.

Someday I’ll have to dig up and scan pictures of the goat he killed and cooked underground in Cameroon for our Christmas 1995 Feast.

The first time I had falafel was the summer that my friend, Hope, and I went to Israel to work on a Kibbutz.

That did it. I decided the challenge was on. I could point out that the first time I had armadillo was on an island in Guatemala. However, folks would just say, “yes, Papa, but sane people eat falafel.” Still, I was ready to throw down the gauntlet.

Then I noticed one more quote.

I had roller derby practice….

Roller derby is tough stuff. I guess I had better be nice to Stacey, um, Ms. Greenberg. She is nice after all. Plus I’m hoping to get some of those recipes.

Guys' night
Spin your salad, spin the cylinder

Comments are closed.