Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Trailer Trad Living: Old Dominion Heritage Family Tree

My Mom's family back on the farm. Cutest family ever! 
That's me giving tennis lessons in high school. Yeah, I've been playing THAT long. Notice the kid with the wooden racket in the background?  His forehand looks like it's going to be AWESOME. -I taught him that.
The picture below was taken on the college library steps. - I had to be told what building that was.
That could be my hair line in a few... Ouch!
That's my bro Stretch rockin' the stach!
Sis has a sweet smile that hides a crushing forehand!
Newly minted doctor in the family!
My Dad was a blonde!
What's a family photo without a blurry 1970s Polaroid. -My brother Bobby back in his skiing days.
Great grandfather seriously rocked the facial hair. My brother Bobby looks just like him right down to the 'don't f*ck me' look in his eyes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Trailer Trad Raleigh: Lost in the Asian Supermarket

Recently, my daughter wanted to make a recipe to share with her class. The recipe was for traditional desserts made for the Japanese Tanabata and Chinese Qixi festivals. This required a trip to a very large Asian supermarket to load up on weird, awesome stuff. The market is called A & C Supermarket and it was really cool. It's basically identical to a 1970's era supermarket but filled with nothing but wild, unusual stuff. The store was clean, the people were friendly, and the prices were pretty cheap overall.

Lil' Bean took the rice flour and red bean paste, etc. from the market and made these awesome traditional Japanese cookies/cakes. They looked exactly like little pumpkins!

Thursday, November 13, 2014