Beach eats

Beach view from our Destin beach house

It appears we left DC just in time, hours before yesterday’s damaging storm took out power across the region and at our house in Alexandria (according to our neighbors). After our poorly air-conditioned taxi ride to the poorly air-conditioned airport on the 104-degree Friday, I can only imagine how unbearable it is for all our … Continue reading

Food for the eyes

A recent food section from the Washington Post.

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about living in “the other Washington” is the abundance of food writing for me to peruse. Granted, I have accepted this somewhat in exchange for an abundance of from-the-farm food from my favorite Skagit Valley farm CSA… but I digress. I am learning to savor exactly what this … Continue reading

East vs. West: waterwise

A Seattle sunset outside the elegant Waterfront Seafood Grill on Pier 70.

I’ll start my premier post with one of the food-oriented observations that has been bubbling up in my brain since we moved to the DC area from north of Seattle (to be specific, from Anacortes to Alexandria). Though I lived over an hour outside of Seattle, I spent enough time there to draw some cursory … Continue reading


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