Christmas Party Recovery: Warm Pancetta Spinach Salad

It’s the month of Christmas, the month of cookies (as I’ve moaned about before) and party food and gluttony. And we’ve still a week to go! When I hit the grocery store this weekend to find fixin’s for a few weeknight dinners, I wanted minimal effort, something hearty but healthy (at least healthy sounding) and … Continue reading

Highlights: Virginia Farm-to-Table conference

It took some prodding from an ice cream-making farmer I met for a story, but boy was I glad I decided to attend at least one day of the Virginia Farm-to-Table conference last week. Sure, it was a 3-hour drive to Wyers Cave, Va., but waiting there was a wealth of food story ideas and the people … Continue reading

Let the eats begin: Christmas cookies

Welcome to December, the season of eating! While teaching my cardioblast exercise class this morning, I mentioned that we have plenty of reasons to work out this time of year, what with Christmas fast approaching. But a woman corrected me, “No, no, the holiday parties have already begun. It’s an entire season of eating.” How … Continue reading