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Are You Eating Enough Seafood? I Wasn’t.

Sometimes I learn a lot more from a story than I’m able to fit onto the page. That was certainly the case with a seafood story that ran this month in Arlington Magazine, which I really hope you’ll take a minute to read. In the months since I reported it (I joked with the source that this was … Continue reading

It’s summer! (And I have two kids.) How did that happen?

Looks like we’re all in need of a serious update over here! A lot has happened since my last post. Namely: It became summer, not winter. We added another kid to our family. That second bullet point should probably explain my lack of frequent posts, as eager as I have been to share all the … Continue reading

Summer days, driftin’ away

But, oh, those summer tomatoes. I have long been in love with them. But this summer was the first I really tried (and succeeded!) to grow my own. I’m now in the midst of a steady daily harvest of a half-dozen romas and at least as many sweet, yellow cherry tomatoes, which I end up snacking on while … Continue reading

Playing Editor for Edible DC’s Summer Issue

Freelancing and part-timing is great, great, great. But I’m always jumping from one project to the next, barely remembering to share the last story I wrote as I wade knee-deep into another. That’s why sinking into one bigger project for a few weeks sounded so appealing. Getting to help create a magazine devoted to all the local food topics I … Continue reading

May Showers Bring June Veggies

Now that I officially have not killed everything, it’s time to tell you that I started a garden. A pot garden. Well, a garden temporarily in pots. For now. We’re waiting to implement a grandiose landscaping plan, but I couldn’t wait any longer to grow some things. And, while I plan to write a much longer … Continue reading

It snowed. We survived — and met our neighbors.

For those of you who have been living under a rock — or are still waiting to be plowed out and have your newspapers delivered — it snowed in the Washington region. Quite a bit. What started with a traffic-snarling dusting on Wednesday evening turned into a nonstop deluge Friday night and lasted all day … Continue reading

Let’s Hit the Highlights: 2015

It’s that time of year when sentimentality reigns. It’s OK to get all weepy at a Christmas movie or the thought of being “home” in a few days — or with thanks that I’ve made it through another year as a journalist. Yes, that last one is a real thing. It was with great endurance that … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

The day devoted to cooking, eating and practicing thanks with family and friends — or even strangers — is here. My calendar has been pointing toward it for weeks, and I’m thrilled to press pause on life and celebrate. Whether we know it or not, we all end up making Thanksgiving resolutions of some sort; they’re not … Continue reading

Farm visit with a baby — and snow

I’ve emerged from a steady stream of conferences mixed with (beloved) visits from two sets of Cora’s grandparents and a flurry of last-minute deadlines. Hello January; goodbye January. I once naively thought that January meant I could take things at a slower pace, you know, like the farmers (turns out, it’s a pipe dream for … Continue reading

#FarmersBreakTheInternet: Engaging With An Audience That Wants To ‘Know’ You

Are you a farmer, producer, food entrepreneur or enthusiast who’s not sure how to make the most of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram — or even how to get started? Have you dabbled in the dirt with blogging about your farming ventures, only to let the site languish for lack of cultivation (how many farming metaphors can I … Continue reading