Announcing Villa Pollaio at Chez Dalinois: Our Chicken Selection

Villa Pollaio at Chez Dalinois

Lots of things have been changing around Chez Dalinois. But perhaps the most significant change is the construction of a new area in our garden space: Villa Pollaio at Chez Dalinois. Aside from the fact that we are mixing romance languages, we’re also going to be raising chickens! This small step into backyard homesteading has […]

Two Ways to Get Your T-Shirt!


This year we’re offering you two ways to get an awesome T-shirt to support Gary’s Race to Recovery! Once again, our CafePress store is open and we’ve got brand new designs sporting the 2014 Gary’s Straight Arrow Runners logo. If you buy one of the Tech Ts or a snazzy sports bottle we’ll be donating […]

BACK to the RACE this Year!

Gary's Straight Arrow Runners - 2014

We’re hitting the trail again for spinal health this year! The We’ve Got Your Back 5K will be held in Reston, VA on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and we’d like to invite you to join our team – Gary’s Straight Arrow Runners. 2014 will be the 7th annual race for spinal health awareness. Last year […]

Fudge: Admittedly, We Got a Little Cocky

L&OO: February Kitchen Challenge - Fudge

When Mom and I heard that the Love & Olive Oil February Kitchen Challenge was going to be old-fashioned fudge we practically did a touch-down-like chest bump. We looked at each other and smirked. Fudge… we can do fudge.  Ever since before anyone can remember there has been a tradition of Christmas fudge in our family. And no […]

Of Snakes, Presidents, and Roses

The actual definition of effort & surrender

Acquisition of “The” Rose Back in the day when I was a practicing archaeologist I worked for a summer at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. It was my first real archaeology job and my parents were proud. Very proud. Poplar Forest was TJ’s private home. After his presidency ended he split his time between Monticello and […]

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