Introduction

Most days, we just throw our life together. Toss the covers over the bed and call it made. Make a black bean quesadilla and call it dinner. Water the tomato plant and herbs (while ignoring the weeds) and call it gardening.

Sometimes, though, we have more energy. On those days, we make imitation Olive Garden zuppa toscana, make chocolate cake, or, you know, vacuum or do laundry. When we have energy, we can really live (and even live like adults). This blog is a space where I can share my accomplishments of trying to live life like an adult.

We’ve done a lot of adult things this year. We bought a house (!) and real furniture for the living room (a couch is so much more comfortable than a futon!). We also bought a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. It was important to us to join a CSA, which allows us to support a farmer who works hard to supply our community with local, pesticide-free produce. A CSA is daunting because you don’t know exactly what types of produce you’ll get each week. (How much spinach can two people eat in a week?) Added to that, we are two northerners now living in the south, which means we get to try new foods from our CSA (e.g. collard greens, pecans, and okra). Most of these first posts will be about how we eat our CSA share.

Here’s a picture of our two-layer chocolate cake:

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Update: Scott made this cake – by himself – last weekend. He modified the frosting recipe by adding a tbsp more cocoa powder and eliminating half a stick of butter. We like this modified frosting recipe even more!

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