One of my favorite summer dishes is sautéed yellow squash. My grandfather grows them in his garden and there is nothing like fresh picked vegetables straight from the earth. (more…)

When I started doing research for this article, I only planned to highlight peaches – I have a fantastic peach cobbler recipe from Tyler Florence that I am anxious to try. I ran across an article on peaches and nectarines in the Food section of the LA Times and– the article called them “kissing cousins”. Since there are only small differences between the two fruits (and I haven’t posted a blog in a while), I decided to highlight them both. And anyway, who doesn’t love a sweet nectarine? (more…)

Last weekend I took a weekend journey to my Southern home – and of course I had some good food. Here’s a quick review of my foodie delights (and disappointments) from North Carolina: (more…)

Last night, I visited Greece without leaving D.C. – and it was a wonderful trip!  I had dinner with my friend and fellow foodie Alana Frazier at Kellari Taverna, a Greek Mediterranean seafood restaurant.  We had great conversation and a great meal! (more…)

For me, cooking is an intimate expression of how I feel about the important people in my life. Naturally, the person in my life that is often on the receiving end of the magic that happens in my kitchen is Ryan Richmond, my boyfriend of three years.  (more…)

One of my new favorite things to do is to spend a Saturday morning at Eastern Market.  So, this Saturday with nothing to do, I grabbed my reusable shopping bags and headed on a mission of foodie discovery. (more…)