We celebrate Christmas each year with the family across the street. Over the years we have watched their kids grow old enough to babysit mine,
Policy Restaurant & Lounge – Small Plates in DC’s U St. Corridor!
Last night I had the pleasure to eat at Policy in DC’s U St. Corridor. What a fantastic choice of a restaurant! It is a
Early fall means chili peppers are in season and a great way to capture their taste and aroma is to roast them. Once
Grilled Mahi Mahi on Thai Style Vegetables
Tonight I had a variety of veggies and some really fresh mahi mahi. The vegetables included a red onion, a small zucchini and yellow squash, a
A Vegetarian Feast in the Peak of Summer
Friday night our friends Scott and Carolyn joined us for dinner. Carolyn is a vegetarian and I always welcome the challenge because I usually include
Iron Chef Garden Edition: What Would You Do With These?
This is the beginning of year 3 of Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA for our family. Every week we get a bag of locally grown
Weeknight Dinner: Wahoo!
The grocery store had this beautiful fresh Wahoo at the fish counter and it was calling out to me! It grills up really white and
Yesterday I included a poll in my blog posting asking you to identify the vegetable pictured above. Over three quarters of you correctly identified it
CSA Harvest from Late June: Can You Identify This Vegetable?
This week’s bag of veggies from the CSA was the biggest sign yet that summer is here! In addition to the lettuce herbs, and greens
Recreating Hawaiian Flavor Back Home in Virginia
So what to do when I’m not ready for the vacation to be over–but it is. I just spent two weeks eating amazing food from
The First Asparagus of the Season!
When we joined a CSA I pointed to asparagus as one of those things that should not be eaten out of season. It has
It was Friday night and Spring Break had begun! My son was home from work, my daughter had a week off and two friends over–the type
White Beans Provençal: One Foot in Winter, One Foot in Spring
This recipe might just as well be called “Tuscan White Beans”, but the idea is to capture the warm old-world flavors of this food. To
Tuscan Flavor in Winter: Roasted Canned Tomatoes
Just because it’s winter (or early spring) doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the the best flavor tomatoes have to offer! Today’s recipe comes more or less
Roasted Kale: Simple and Popular
Few vegetables are as available as kale. It is “in season” virtually all year long, and generally inexpensive. Often held up as a “super-food” it
The Mung Beans and the Rutabaga Two Unusual Ingredients Curry Favor!
I love the challenge of the CSA. Every Wednesday we get a bag of vegetables from a local farm and in our case it is
Casual Dinner with a Hint of Spring
Wednesday is the day we pick up the weekly CSA veggie bag. I’m always excited because there’s always something unexpected. It’s like a little contest
Pesto Beets with Goat Cheese
Gernerally speaking I respect when people say they don’t like a certain food, and beets are not everyone’s favorite. I am not one to say,
Fresh in this week’s CSA bag are these white beets. I’m just about to post a recipe on regular red ones. I’ll keep you posted
Polish Food 101 – Galumpki
Polish Galumpki Although spelled with an “L”, my family always pronounced it “ga-wump-key”. It is Polish comfort food, hearty in the winter and durable in