Coq (ahem, Poulet) Au Vin

Coq (ahem, Poulet) Au Vin

Every year when the weather starts to turn from summer into fall (usually right around my birthday), I get excited about all of the soups, stews, and braises that lay ahead.  As much as I love the bright flavors of summer, nothing quite satiates my hunger for comfort food like that which is served hot … Continue reading

Golden Tomato Jam – Tiny Jars that Make Me Smile

Golden Tomato Jam – Tiny Jars that Make Me Smile

Home canning is something that I grew up with my entire life.  My grandmother, great aunt, and other relatives were prolific canners and I grew up eating, almost exclusively, home canned green beans from North Carolina – even when we lived in Minnesota.  I recall watching (and helping) my great aunt Pauline string a break … Continue reading

Heirloom Tomato Salsa – And Adventures in Home Canning!

Heirloom Tomato Salsa – And Adventures in Home Canning!

This is guest post written by Sarah Bell, good friend and freelance graphic designer extraordinaire (www.sarahlaurenbell.com), who was the creative genius behind our fabulous logo.  She’s also crazy enough to say yes to anything when it comes to my food adventures. “It’s sooo preeeetttyyyyyy!!” Very nearly a squeal. Almost a squeal, before 10 a.m. on … Continue reading

At Long Last – My First Food Feature Published!

At Long Last – My First Food Feature Published!

Hello Friends! Today may be Freaky Friday, but for me it’s Freaking Awesome Friday.  Remember when I mentioned that I’d been offered an opportunity to write a story about DC restaurants (Spinach and Beet Salad with Goat Cheese – And Elizabeth Gets Her First Byline!)?  Well, today’s the day that it was finally published!!!  I … Continue reading