Shifting to Virginia | Weblog

Hey everybody, only a fast word to let you already know that there gained’t be a recipe this week, or subsequent Tuesday both. Our household is in the midst of shifting from Pensacola, Florida to Norfolk, Virginia; in reality, at the moment is the day the place the movers come and cargo up all of our containers. Later this week we’ll begin our prolonged drive by way of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina earlier than settling into our new house in Virginia late subsequent week. Alongside the best way, we’ll cease and go to our buddy Sarah (aka The Paleo Mother) and her household, and a pair different buddies who reside close to the route we take.

After 17+ years within the Navy, and over a dozen deployments, I’m pretty competent at shifting throughout the nation – but it surely nonetheless leaves me with a way of melancholy every time it occurs. After we first moved to Florida in 2014, we had been a household of three; upon leaving, we’re a household of 4, with Elliott becoming a member of us a couple of yr and a half in the past (the image above is the picture I took with the boys for Father’s Day this previous weekend). We’ve made quite a lot of nice buddies, and one of many many great issues in regards to the age we reside in is that they’re solely a click on/textual content/Skype away.

From a cooking and writing perspective, I’ve hit a number of milestones over these previous few years – I wrote my second cookbook, made the NYT bestseller checklist, began a 3rd cookbook, and launched into a guide tour that spanned three months and 13 states. I’m excited to see what Virginia has in retailer for our household.

So I’ll see you of us in a pair weeks, as soon as the hubbub of shifting has died down and I can acclimate to my new kitchen. Within the meantime, make sure you benefit from the summer time climate – and whilst you’re at it, take a look at a few of my favourite summertime recipes:

Ahi Poke
Gazpacho Chilly Vegetable Soup)
Ital Stew
Grilled Romaine Salad
Vietnamese Rooster and Cabbage Salad
Huli-Huli Rooster Wings
Argentenian-style Tri-Tip with Chimichurri
Pad Priew Wan Goong (Thai Candy and Bitter Stir-Fry with Shrimp)