Tomato blight

So the vegetable garden at CRC World Headquarters is going pretty well, although I learn something every year. This year I learned that a tiny tomato plant in April becomes a giant tomato plant by July. I planted them too close together and now they are overtaking everything else. The poor basil plant is fighting…

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon waffles

When one does not take regular meal breaks because one is so busy and doesn’t have time, it becomes imperative to have certain labor-saving devices at one’s disposal to make sure the staff is well fed. We have an electric skillet for frying up our bacon. We have a blender that is yet to be…

It’s hot

Everyone knew there would be hell to pay last spring when the weather was 80 degrees in March. Well, now it’s here. Hell. The forecast for later this week is 108 degrees. And Northerners wonder why we move so slowly in the South. It is a balmy 90 degrees in the warehouse at CRC World…

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts

You’re so 50s if you remember eating bacon-wrapped water chestnuts at cocktail parties. You’re so 2012 if you still devour these beauties like peanuts. Hey, each one only has a third of a strip of bacon and there is a vegetable in the middle! Betsy and I enjoyed them immensely at Bacon Wednesday this week….

A few nice things

We work with the Downtown Partnership’s homeless initiative, which is basically run by one guy named Adam Ries. This is one of the few programs I know about that’s totally win-win. The partnership represents downtown businesses, which have been plagued for years by chronically homeless people, primarily men, sleeping in doorways or doing their business…

The cutest volunteers ever

This is most of the marketing department at Kirkland’s, an incredibly cute bunch, don’t you think? They came over to CRC yesterday to help us sort the enormous amount of donations that have threatened to take over every corner of the warehouse. This is not an easy job. The boxes are heavy and the temperature…

Bacon Wednesday: Bacon and Pimento Cheese Wraps

It was a highly caloric day at CRC World Headquarters as we combined two of nature’s most perfect foods: bacon and pimento cheese into one yummy, buttery wrap. Betsy makes the pimento cheese according to her grandmother’s recipe, which is totally yummy. And very unusual. Click on over here to get it. This was a…

The West wasn’t won on salad

That is from a North Dakota Beef Council advertisement in 1990, but I think it’s an entirely appropriate way to begin a post on the fruit and vegetable garden at CRC World Headquarters. We have significant progress, especially compared to last year when Bad Mommy decided she was too cheap to water and bad veggies…

Bacon Wednesday: The Bacon Butty

Oh, yes. I anticipate a lot of porn traffic on this one. The bacon butty is an English sandwich. It’s about as popular across the pond as the hamburger is here in the states. And it’s the essence of simplicity. There are only three ingredients: bread, butter and bacon. Really, what else do you need?…

The queen of toilet paper

CRC got a very generous donation of toilet paper today. We re all about the toilet paper. Can you think of anything more basic than toilet paper? Now think of what you’d do if you didn’t have access to it. OK, don’t. But that is the sad situation many people in need face. Betsy, hereafter…