• About Rachel Tayse

    I live to eat and eat to live, planning every meal to include as much local and seasonal abundance as possible. I often wear purple and never refuse a drink.


    Kentucky Derby Pie {Recipe}

    by  • May 1, 2012 • Holidays, Recipes • 1 Comment

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    I’m not sure I ever watched the Kentucky Derby as a child. I certainly have no memories of it. The horse race came into my life through Alex’s grandmother. She wasn’t a huge racing fan but she always watched the Derby. Towards the end of her life, when she was living in Columbus near...

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    Vacationing in San Salvador Bahamas

    by  • March 5, 2012 • Travel • 12 Comments

    We are home from a truly relaxing vacation to San Salvador Bahamas. Before I delve into some of our DIY undertakings, I offer this overview of the island lifestyle, vacation rental Coconut Cottage, groceries and restaurants, and day to day realities of a remote island. San Salvador Island, Bahamas San Salvador is a remote...

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    For Sarah on Her Thirtieth Birthday

    by  • March 2, 2012 • Family • 4 Comments

    When I planned our trip to San Salvador Island, I neglected to note that my sister Sarah turns 30 while we are away. In lieu of giving her good wishes in person, I share this list of 30 reasons I’m glad Sarah is my sister. 1. You were a really cute kid. 2. You...

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    Constructing the Hillbilly Hamhouse

    by  • February 28, 2012 • Family, Fun or Funny, Meat • 3 Comments

    Rachel’s dad Mitch is contributing to the blog this week with his Mark Twain-esque story about making a hillbilly ham house. Start with Part 1 where he reasons out why to engage in the project. Today’s part 2 reviews the construction process. Fer me, makin’ Christmas presents has jest one rule—I gotta use stuff...

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    Why Build a Hillbilly Hamhouse?

    by  • February 26, 2012 • Family, Fun or Funny, Meat • 5 Comments

    While the Hound family is vacationing, Rachel’s dad is taking over the blog with a hillbilly hamhouse hootenanny. Stay tuned all week for the full story. The thing is, I’s spose to make me something for to give away at Christmas. That’s what it started out as, ennyhow. I’s made sum burnt-wood pitchers in...

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    To San Salvador We Go!

    by  • February 24, 2012 • Family, Travel • 6 Comments

    By the time you read this, we’ll be flying to San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. San Sal or Watling’s Island is a 36 square mile karst island in the Caribbean. It is a relatively remote place. Other than an exclusive Club Med resort, there are very few tourist spots beyond the miles of...

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