And just like that…it’s May.  How did that happen?

To most people today is simply the first Friday of May, but to any Louisvillian it’s Oaks day, or Derby-Eve as some might say.  I always long to be home this time of year, but I am already planning to whip up a Derby Pie and drink a few Mint Julep’s this weekend.  You can take the girl outta Louisville, but you can’t the Louisville outta the girl.

Where there is sunshine and playgrounds you will find happy children (and babysitters)

Where there is sunshine and playgrounds you will find happy children (and babysitters)

Got this lovely surprise in the mail, and it was signed by Chef Edward Lee (Thanks Mom!)

Got this lovely surprise in the mail, and it was signed by Chef Edward Lee (Thanks Mom!)

Poached eggs over quinoa, green apples and grape tomato's with a side of white wine is a delightful dinner option

Poached eggs over quinoa, green apples and grape tomato’s with a side of white wine is a delightful dinner option

Essie's Mod Square is a new favorite polish color of mine (it goes great with red wine...in case you were wondering)

Essie’s Mod Square is a new favorite polish color of mine (it goes great with red wine…in case you were wondering)

Water Lilly: Plymouth Gin, Cointreau, Rothman and Winter Créme de Violette and Lemon Juice. Spring in a glass.

Water Lilly: Plymouth Gin, Cointreau, Rothman and Winter Créme de Violette and Lemon Juice. Spring in a glass.

Simmering Lamb Stew (recipe courtesy of Julia Child...so you know it's good)

Simmering Lamb Stew (recipe courtesy of Julia Child…so you know it’s good)

Bourbon and Bacon Fat....they go together very well (recipe forthcoming)

Bourbon and Bacon Fat….they go together very well (recipe forthcoming)

Happy May Day/ Oaks Day/ Derby Day/ Cinco de Mayo.  It’s a big week!

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