Weeknight dinners: shepherd’s pie, grilled cheese, pulled pork


After a weekend out of town and then one thing after another, I didn’t even make it to the grocery store until Thursday of this week. By the time Wednesday night rolled around, I was dying to cook something. Somehow I ended up making three photo-worthy dinners by Friday night, so I thought I would … Continue reading

Foodshed story and National Food Day


If you live in DC, Virginia or Maryland, go get the first every copy of Foodshed Magazine — formerly Flavor Magazine — and read my story about Brian Walden’s experiment with locally grown grains. He’s thinking big about locally grown, milled and baked breads, brewed beers and black beans. You can also read the story … Continue reading

Pumpkin Part Two — roast it with cheese


Pumpkins. We’re halfway through October and they’re beginning to make an appearance on nearly every doorstep in our neighborhood. But not on ours. No, this year I can’t seem to let them sit still long enough — without eating them. After making pumpkin lasagna last week, admittedly from canned pumpkin, I had a hankering for roasting … Continue reading

Think about PUMPKIN


At one point today, I had a cup of pumpkin spice rooibos tea in hand, a plate of leftover pumpkin lasagna and a pumpkin butter vintage candle by Woodwick crackling in the corner. It was a magical fall moment, not to mention seeing the sunlit pumpkins at my favorite farmers market this morning. So, needless to say, … Continue reading

Q&A with Olympic Gold Medalist Esther Lofgren

Esther medal

I should have known Esther Lofgren was a big deal — or at least a hardcore athlete — when I saw her eating a giant footlong sandwich at a FireHook Coffee House in Alexandria a few weeks ago. I should have noticed her American flag manicure and, at six-foot-two, her rower-like athletic build. But it … Continue reading


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