For the past few weeks, I have been battling insomnia, and insomnia has been a formidable adversary. (more…)

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I was messing around on Twitter the other day (follow me! @thefabfoodie) and one of my friends was tweeting under the influence of alcohol. It’s about equal to drunk texting – both are no bueno. The next day (I assume) he was tweeting soberly about his hangover. I offered him some advice on what to eat and drink to help him ease the pain (my friend Kim says I’m a nurturer), and I decided to pass on my wisdom to you! Unless you don’t drink. In that case, send this link to someone who does! (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…)

Springtime is here and has brought its first fruits…yes, my fellow foodies, it is strawberry season.  Those luscious, heart-shaped mounds of sweet juiciness are at their sweetest. I picked up some from Harris Teeter in Shirlington on Monday and they were just perfect.  No wonder they are the most popular berry in the world! (more…)