Lightdusting Leon

What I was calling “Lightdusting Leon” turned into a little more than an inch ? of snow in the Five Points neighborhood of Raleigh. I don’t know about the rest of Raleigh, because a) I don’t check the weather much and b) I haven’t left my house. The neighborhood kids are out though — sledding the street in front of my house and in Fallon Park.

Don’t you think it’s hilarious and odd that the media calls these weather events “storms?” I don’t generally think of gently falling, teeny tiny flakes as a “storm.” And, what’s with naming a “snow storm?” Leon is a great name and all, but seriously? This wasn’t the blizzard of (what year was that? I think I was out of school for a couple of weeks!) Although, I did get a kick out of my renaming: Lightdusting Leon. Hehehe.

Here are some snaps from just inside the door…

Lightdusting Leon IMAG1607 IMAG1608Then sun came out…

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Receipt from our local mobile market (LoMo)

LoMo Market Recipe January

This is my receipt from the LoMo Market in Raleigh today: January 26, 2014. LoMo is a local, mobile food market that sources groceries (veggies, fruit, dairy, meats, and baked goods) from local NC farmers. They stick to a schedule, so I can count on them between 2:30 – 4:00pm every Sunday at The Circle near Five Points. Pay with cash or card.

» Bounty you see in the picture above is from January 19, 2014.

» Here’s an interview I did with their team in July 2013: Where do you get your farm fresh foods? 

Cafe de los Muertos is open

As I sit in the newest coffee shop to grace the streets of downtown Raleigh, here’s what I see:

A dog grinning from the outside as her ‘person’ orders inside. A long, hand carved wooden bench running along the front window—then it meets a word blurb decal, blown up to fit the large glass panel. A crowd just filtered in (as their morning coffee wears off?)…

I see Tyler from Happy + Hale and he tells me their salads will be an item at the cafe once the full menu is up and running (soon). Tyler also offers me the latest news on Happy + Hale’s opening at City Plaza—you can expect quick, healthy meals for under $10 along with their amazing juices, an outdoor seating area, and borrow-able picnic blankets for enjoying the green space across the way (you may have seen yoga there or ice skating).

Cafe de los Muertos opened today, and so far I like it a lot. The vibe is fun and relaxed. I’ve seen gray hair, pony tails, hipster flips, and buns. I like that it doesn’t seem to matter to anyone what I’m wearing or doing.

300 West Harget Street (ground floor of the Hue apartment building)

Enjoy these photos from Saturday, January 11