acrollet's blog


18 Sep 2010
Posted by acrollet

Taken at Chuy's in downtown Dallas, TX.


04 Apr 2010
Posted by acrollet

To celebrate Easter, our half anniversary, and impending parenthood, we went to Rise no 1 today. This is their superlative Jambon & Gruyère Soufflé.

Happy Easter to All!

Argyle, TX

18 Jan 2010
Posted by acrollet

Had the day off in remembrance of MLK, and Kelly had to work, so I decided to go on walkabout. Wanted to take a hike, but the trail I had in mind was muddy, and therefore closed. On the way, I stopped through Argyle and took a few pics.

Presumable the HS mascot.

The squad cars were much nicer than the sign!

mobile site version

10 Oct 2009
Posted by acrollet

Had fun messing with dashcode today. Takes very little time to build a little web app based on an rss feed, and the end result is a mobile version of this site here. It even works when offline in Safari, though not when added to the homescreen, for some reason I can't yet fathom. Short link dump:

A Monarch

16 Aug 2009
Posted by acrollet

taken in the Jemez mountains of New Mexico.

Posted by acrollet

We recently joined a CSA, and although we haven't received our first share yet, we've already been trying to integrate more fruits and vegetables in our diet. Two nights ago, we had a delicious salad with romaine, kale and grilled chicken, peppers and onions. We loved it, but the kale was a bit... tough. We had some kale in a salad at a friend's house that must have been a different variety, because it was much better raw. Anyway, I was making dinner tonight, and tried to figure out a way to make kale a less robust part of the meal. Here's what I came up with:


  • one bunch kale (4-5 large leaves or so)
  • one (14oz) can white northern beans
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 4-5 medium sized tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • spices