Baked Cheese Grits from a Lowcountry Matriarch

Emily Meggett, age 89, is considered to be one of the most important figures carrying on the history of the Gullah Geechee Corridor. The term refers to a string of coastlines along North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, where enslaved Africans from tribal groups of west and central Africa and their descendants managed to […]

Why My Husband and I Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me about my daughter’s last name. I was promised we’d be stopped at the border, denied entry to public school and interrogated by neighbors, colleagues and friends. That’s the whole reason she has it. Yes, I gave my daughter my name to […]

Have a Lovely Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? The boys started a basketball class, which they take very seriously. When Toby made a basket during a scrimmage, he thanked his teammates for the support and said he couldn’t have done it without them. Cutest. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links […]

A Love Letter to My Anti-Anxiety Medication

When I was 27, I felt bad all the time. Every morning, I’d wake up with hot gulps of anxiety, as if I were drinking boiling tea. Then I would feel panicky all day: if a car honked, I would jump; if my boss shouted, I would cry in the bathroom. Friends always seemed vaguely […]

What Do You Wear on Date Nights?

On date nights, I usually throw on a sweater and lipstick. But the other day, my friend Gemma texted me this photo of her look, as she headed out to dinner with her husband. How gorgeous is she? And how fun does it sound, after these intense couple years, to smudge on eyeliner and spritz […]

Have a Fun Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? My mom is visiting and we are going to a new pasta restaurant and seeing Cyrano de Bergerac, which I’m really excited about. I haven’t been to a play in years! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web… Is […]

Plant Children

There’s always a favorite. By the brilliant Becky Barnicoat. P.S. Hanging plants and yoga poses for parents.… Read more The post Plant Children appeared first on Cup of Jo. Source link Belita KimballI’m a health and wellness writer and blogger with an interest in food, fitness, and living life to the fullest. Life is a […]

Smashed Pea Toasts with Ricotta

If I had a recipe hall of fame, this one would be the first inductee… I first wrote about smashed peas with mint, a classic spring pairing, in 2010, after my friend Todd served it to me in dip form alongside a bowl of pita chips. I have since deconstructed the dip — lightly fork-mashing […]

What If Trying for a Baby Isn’t Working?

My husband and I had been married a year and a half when we decided to have a baby. It was New Year’s Eve, 2017, and we were having dinner in a pizza restaurant on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, near our apartment. We were overheated, both from the wood-fired oven and the exhilarating […]

Have a Lovely Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? Alex and I are going to dinner at Ingas Bar. We’re planning to meet there (to keep the spark alive) for cheeseburgers. Have a good one — Eid Mubarak to our Muslim readers! — and here are a few links from around the web… Catbird has beautiful Mother’s Day […]