Tag: tennessee


The Headband Game!

My family is a bunch of dorks. And it makes me so proud. A rainy morning at the cabin and Sarah breaks out “Headbands.” You put this on your head. Everyone else knows what you are. You do not. So […]


BLT Supper at The Cabin

Tonight’s summer supper starts with a sipper: The Cucumber Creek, a cucumber-mint-gin number concocted by Sarah. Angry Greg in his flag shirt! Plus, watermelon, cucumbers, corn salad and … tomatoes! Our delicious sammy, on sourdough bread. Related posts: The Last […]

cooking, family

BLT Dinner!

I bring you today’s supper at The Cabin: BLT with bacon from Main Street Meats and sourdough bread from Bluff View Bakery. First, a cucumber cocktail creation by Sarah. Gin, lime, cukes and SS. Greg presides over the fixin’s bar. […]


Sunset Cruise

For today’s sunset cruise, we went upriver and explored a couple of coves just north of our property. Mae got the chance to drive! Blurry, but we took this photo because the house is for sale.  Before Instagram filter: After: […]


On the Boat!

An afternoon on the boat, with waterskiing and Octopus and sun and fun! Related posts: We’re On a Boat I’m on a Boat: Portland by Schooner Supper at Day Boat Cafe in Irvington Lexi Skiing!


Flag T-Shirts for Fourth of July

Inspired by the T-shirt Sam came home with last Independence Day from White House Day Care, we decided to do a family craft: Fourth of July Flag T-Shirts! You just put a blue handprint down on the T-shirt for the stars, […]

cooking, family

A Morning of Cooking

After a big haul from the farmers market, we spent the morning enjoying — and preparing — the fruits of our labor! First, breakfast. A perfect peach. The, for dinner later, fresh field peas: Getting the ribs ready for smoking!  Making […]


Arugula Pesto

We originally made this Arugula Pesto to dress the Marbled Potato Salad we were serving for Easter supper. But as it turns out, we’ve been spooning it over all sorts of other things now too: on sandwiches, on salads, on […]


Blackberry Farm’s Deviled Eggs

We have a beautiful cookbook from Blackberry Farm, which is not too far from our cabin in Tennessee. With a quasi-Southern menu for our Easter supper already going, we thought: why not make Blackberry Farm’s Deviled Eggs, which, according to […]


Goodbye, Cabin

In the morning, we packed up and headed out. Not for home — not yet. We have stops in Tennessee, Virginia and Pennsylvania to share with you. But first, the traditional family photo outside the front door. Photo by Wilson. […]

cooking, family

The Last Cabin Supper

Watermelon-peach-tomato salad. Steak. Corn. And more tomatoes. Can’t beat that with a stick. And, just because it’s so pretty, a little slicing tomato action here above the jump: Related posts: Back at the Cabin for Supper on the Porch Welcome […]


Cocktail Hour at the Dock

We did a lot more cocktail hour at the dock on other visits to the cabin. Example 1. Example 2. And we’d let an entire week go by without getting down there for magic hour. So on our last evening? Wine […]

shopping, travel

Chattanooga Farmers Market

It was our last day at the cabin, but tomatoes and peaches were really just coming in. Corn was just getting good. Blackberries were just shedding their last tartness. So we couldn’t pass up the chance to go to the […]


A Few More Lake Photos

We’ll get back to food in just a moment folks. Indulge me in one more round of fun photos from the lake. (Don’t forget, the motto of SCF is “Eat. Drink. Live.” We’re doing some living!) Swimming with Wilson, Sarah, […]

family, travel

We’re On a Boat

There’s nothing quite like the stillness of the lake just before sunset. So on both Wednesday and Thursday, we ate super-early and were able to take a dip in the water and a nice spin around the lake before dark. […]


Late Night at the Cabin

Folks, I promise to get back to cooking and recipes in a few posts. For now, indulge me in a few photos for posterity’s sake. Here’s the family having a few drinks after the evening’s round of game playing. Here’s […]


Afternoon Card Games

Another lake tradition is playing cards in the afternoon. More often if it’s raining, but sometimes just because. Leigh and Lexi take a stab at Russian Bank: Related posts: Games on the Screened-In Porch Relaxing at the Dock Wild Card […]


Relaxing at the Dock

Reading magazines, swimming, birdwatching, napping. These are the things you do by the lakeside in Tennessee. Right, Laurie?   Related posts: Back at the Cabin for Supper on the Porch Father’s Day Garden Party at the Farm Mountain House with […]


Lexi Skiing!

After a few days of trying and ending up skies akimbo with mouthfuls of water, Alexis finally mastered waterskiing. She took her first spin on Thursday morning, July 7, 2011, and went all around Sale Creek further than we experienced […]


Back at the Cabin for Supper on the Porch

Another supper, another porch. (Is that a Kiss Me Kate song?) Look at that beautiful blue sky behind Lexi, Wilson and Sarah. Related posts: Games on the Screened-In Porch Welcome to The Cabin! Fourth of July Supper: Smoked Ribs and […]

shopping, travel

Niedlov’s Breadworks in Chattanooga

Another stop on the in-town errands: good bread. We found it at what we think might be the only artisanal bakery in Chattanooga. It’s called Niedlov. Get it? Related posts: Link 41: Artisanal Sausage and Local Bacon in Chattanooga Anniversary […]


Games on the Screened-In Porch

After supper each evening, we took to the game table. Mostly we played Taboo, which is a whole lot of fun with a whole lot of people. Truly! Related posts: Fourth of July Supper: Smoked Ribs and Chicken Welcome to […]


Lake View from the Cabin

It’s nice to wake up to this in the mornings, isn’t it? And here’s a nice one at sunset. A few more pics, after the jump. Related posts: Welcome to The Cabin! Goatherd Book Club: A Room with a View