A week in food photos

Lunch today: golden beets and gruyere grilled cheese, with goat cheese smeared on the other piece of rye and a little ham in between. It was a good decision.

I take a lot of pictures. My husband knows by now that, if I’ve cooked and plated something with particular care, it’s paws off until I snap a pic. Instagram sees most of my food shots, but the ones I take with my Nikon usually end up stored in the bowels of my computer, never … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving side dishes to bring — from the farm

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Today was the last day for my ’round-the-corner farmers market in Mount Vernon, the last time I get to buy brussel sprouts and butternut squash from my favorite farmer, Jesús. But it’s also the day before Thanksgiving, the day for thanking God for the bounty before us — and boy did I come home with … Continue reading

Farm to School grants and a Top 10 B&B in Virginia

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I wrote about the recipients of a first-ever round of Farm to School grants from the USDA for The Washington Post‘s food blog on Wednesday. More than $280,000 is destined for programs and farms in the Washington area and Baltimore, including DC Central Kitchen’s school-feeding programs (one pictured above). Four of the 68 projects nationwide to share … Continue reading

This is how local food should be

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I was having a rough morning at the farmers market today. I had already stopped by in a rush just after it opened at 8 a.m. to have my pick of the seconds bin apples at Twin Springs Fruit Farm‘s stand. While in line, I glanced into my wallet to find a severe lack of … Continue reading

Surviving #Sandy — cooking without power

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I must start by recognizing the pain and hardship so many on the East Coast, especially in New Jersey and New York, are still experiencing from hurricane Sandy. The DC area and Alexandria, where we live, saw nothing compared to these other and more coastal areas. That being said, we did lose power for about … Continue reading

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