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Category Archives: DC Eats

The Ginger Beer Mojito – Because Hemingway gave us more than great literature

It’s true. Come summer time, my most frequently uttered phrase is “mojito me.” This is a new twist on a classic summer cocktail.

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad seems to be everywhere this season. Recent issues of Bon Appétit and Food & Wine both feature quinoa salad recipes, and even our local magazine, The Washingtonian, can’t … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rustic Avocado, Arugula and Fried Egg Open-Face Sandwich

With one bite of this simple open face sandwich, and I was immediately transported to an open-air kitchen in the heart of Italy. I even instinctively reached for a glass … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pepper Jelly Goat Cheese Gratin & Arugula Pesto Orecchiette

Spring is the season of cleansing. It’s the time of year when we trade-in heavy sweaters for cardigans, boots for espadrilles, and yes, comforting casseroles for salads. As the weather … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Watching radio: Some food inspiration from the AM station

This weekend, I traded-in my usual morning shows for some more food-friendly programming. Foodie and the Beast aired its weekly Sunday morning show in front of a live audience at … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Photoblog Post

Hey there friends – I am feeling extremely lazy with my words today (not a good sign for a “writer”), so I am going to do this post as a … Continue reading

September 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

My Pie-High

So. Let’s talk pie. Who’s a fan? Yeah, me too. You know, I have to say – I never got very excited about the whole cupcake trend. (Oh my goodness, … Continue reading

September 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

My Quest for the Best (burger, that is)

Oh wow – it has been a crazy long time since my last post, but I swear I have a line of excuses ready to feed you. (Oh look at … Continue reading

September 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

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