Hilary had a coupon for this restaurant because we have never tried Cambodian Cuisine before. We were not disappointed. Out of 6 dishes, we struck out on 1 because we added too much coconut milk. It was a real good meal and at a good price. It was a drive out to Tucker but it was well worth it. There are several reviews about the restaurant from TripAdvisor, Yelp, Urban Spoon, and Creative Loafing.
We have added to our eldest cats nicknames. His real name is Galaktabouriko which is a Greek dessert. From there his nicknames have included Booty, Purr Machine, Mustachio, and Boober. Recently we have started calling hime Frenchy because of this article we found. It’s what he does best, eat and sleep.
We haven’t had much time to dedicate to our yard, front or back. Our greenery consists of weeds and wild flowers that have grown. In the past from what our neighbors have told us, our house was a garden oasis. A horticulturist use to live here. We can see signs of it with the different kinds of trees, flowers, planting beds, and pond. But over time before we moved in, everything was neglected. When we did our renovations, more of the greenery was killed by the construction. So it’s a treat to see blooms in our yard.
Hilary’s Growing Belly May 23, 2009
A long time ago a big tree branch fell on our mailbox. It stayed up. But recently the mailbox wood post had finally rotted too much for it to stand up. We tried to prop it up with some rebar that we found in our front yard. It was just too rotted and needed to be replaced. So we finally did.
The first version of the mailbox wasn’t going to work. We had the wood, gravel, and cement all ready for it. There were just too many roots to dig through and around. So we went to Lowes and picked up a no dig mailbox and a 4 lb. sledgehammer. After a while the 4 lb. sledge wasn’t doing it. Luckily for us a neighbor had an 8 lb. sledgehammer. This finished the job and pounded the stake to the point where it needed to be. So here is the new mailbox. Another one of our home projects.
Nectar in Oakhurst May 12, 2009
This past weekend we took a walk around the neighborhood and made our way to Oakhurst. We passed through the village and found the doors of Nectar open. We have seen the signs but we have always missed it being open. So we went in and tried it out. It’s motto is “Be Healthy = Be Happy.” With a motto like that we had to try it out.
We had the Nutella, Organic Banana, and Soy Milk smoothie. It is described as having protein, a brain stormer, and energizer. Needless to say it was good. There was also a full selection of food and ice creams to go along with the various smoothies. We look forward to trying out the other stuff on the menu.
They are great neighborhood citizens donating their food waste to the Oakhurst Community Garden compost pile. Nectar is also from the restauranteurs who brough us Bhojanic. Try out the local neighborhood eatery and smoothie place.
A couple of weekends ago we stopped in at Dancing Goats Coffee Bar in Decatur. We have known about the Clover coffee machine for a while and wanted to try it. And Dancing Goats has the $11,000 machine. Wired magazine did an article on the Clover coffee machine and that’s how we came to know about it. Here’s the link to the article. With all the publicity and knowing about it for some time, we had to try it.
It was great coffee. The price wasn’t much more than a regular cup of coffee either. The first thing I notice is that there was a whoile ritual to it. The whole beans are measured precisely and then ground. The grinds go into the machine and again a ritual of making a plus sign, “+”, to agitate the grounds as the water pours in. Then the machine does its thing. Every bean has a specific setting to it to enhance the flavor. As it comes out it wasn’t as piping hot as a regular cup of coffee. The flavor was full, tasty. Grant it that we chose the Ethiopian Blueberry Coffee so that was a lot of the great taste also.
So if you have a chance, go and try it. Taste it for yourself; try coffee made from an $11K coffee machine.