Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Life Changing Event

This is me before my life changed today:


I’m at the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis, sipping on Assam tea and awaiting my order.

And this is what changed my life:


The Savory Waffle.

Or, the most perfect piece of food ever.

This is what it is… The waffle is made of ginger, sweet potato, and chevre. It’s topped with cranberry quince, sage butter, an egg, bits of bacon, and pecans, and the plate is dusted with powdered sugar. Maple syrup is served on the side. Oh, and everything is local food.

I ate this waffle sloooooowly because I didn’t want the perfect taste sensation to end.

P.S. We’re in the Minneapolis area for Porkchop’s hockey tournament. But who cares about hockey when there is the Savory Waffle?

Introducing Patricia Pettymeyer

Patricia enjoys lounging on unmade beds, especially if the electric blanket is still on. She also likes sitting in open windows, eating the occasional blade of grass, and chasing catnip toys.

Her dislikes include dogs, small children, and loud noises.

(Porkchop likes to call Keetah different names, but Patricia Pettymeyer has stuck. Sometimes I like to change the last name to Prettymeyer.)

(PS I edited the spelling of Patricia’s last name because I realized the original spelling – Pettymire – is probably an invention of my southern-tinged accent.)