Ch Ch Ch Changes…

So, I’m starting a new blog:  Shameless Domestic Hussy. You can read all about the whys and whatnot over there, but suffice it to say, Southern Female Lawyer will live on. I just needed a bit of a break. In the meantime, please go on over and check out the domestic hussy. You will find all the food pr0n and cussing that you have come to love over here. Miss you all…sfl

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Demand-A-Dish WINNER(s)

Well, LAMB totally swept the meat category. However, we have a D-A-D first in the preparation category: ‘in a curry something’ and ‘sauteed/seared and with a saucey something’ tied for the win. Fear not, though, for I can satisfy BOTH in one dish. I will just need to get a bit creative…





Demand-A-Dish – Special Birthday Cake Edition

Happy Birthday Y’all!  I had many wonderful suggestions for my birthday cake.  Here is the poll – VOTE and tell me what cake to bake!


So, another national non-religious holiday is coming up, which means (at least in these parts) another round of the teabaggery.

What a wonderful exercise of at least 2 of the rights protected by the 1st Am. Yes, let’s protest paying income tax and giving up our hard-earned money to “those” people.  Let’s ignore the fact that the ‘I got mine’ crowd didn’t get theirs on hard work alone.  Let’s ignore the fact that we are protesting in a public park, payed for with taxpayer money.  Let’s ignore the fact that we got to where we are by benefitting from public education.  Let’s ignore the fact that 60 years ago, folks were able to become homeowners thanks to government intervention and regulation and that home prices have increased roughly 100% every ten years, while income has most certainly NOT increased as such a rate.  Let’s ignore the fact that the Reagan years removed the ‘shackles’ from our beloved free market so that the credit market could grow like kudzu, creeping into everyone’s lives.  Let’s ignore the fact that the cost of living has increased in leaps and bounds while income increase has lagged further behind every year, making credit a necessary evil for the average consumer to pay for things like groceries, healthcare, education, gas, and utilities.   

And, most importantly, let’s ignore the fact that a large percentage of these people are motivated by fear and anger and that their ignorance and fear and anger is being exploited and manipulated by corporate interests.  


On Tomorrow’s Menu…

The people have spoken and they have demanded dark chocolate espresso cookies!  Thanks for voting everyone, I will see you in the kitchen.


Food and Politics

“In the blood-heat of pursuing the enemy, many people are forgetting what we are fighting for.  We are fighting for our hard-won liberty and freedom; for our Constitution and the due processes of our laws; and for the right to differ in ideas, religion, and politics.  I am convinced that in your zeal to fight against our enemies, you, too, have forgotten what you are fighting for.”  

-Julia Child (!)

from My Life in France