Sear, Simmer & Stir

Life, style & food in the District

Shrimp, Lime and Black Bean Quinoa

A dish that warms my body as much as Matthew Crawley warms my heart.

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Giving Thanks – And Green Bean Casserole

At every holiday (well, at every meal), my family is all about the food. And while the turkey does take front-and-center at Thanksgiving dinner, more planning, effort and love goes into the millions of side dishes.

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Poor, Neglected Blog

But life is life, and this life has become a busy one. (Not bad busy, good busy.) In fact, it’s not that I don’t have time for blogging – It’s the opposite, really. I’ve just been doing a different kind of blogging.

October 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Company Pasta

So the story behind this dish: I rushed through Whole Foods and threw some things into the cart. Then I came home and threw those things into a pan. The results: Couldn’t be tastier.

September 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Salty Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A sweet and salty dessert.

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cape Ceviche

Greetings from Wellfleet, Massachusetts — a quaint, gallery-run town in the Outer Cape. I’ve only been here for the better part of two weeks, but feel as though I’ve done … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Panade

A simple and summery casserole. This rustic panade (traditionally a Provencal casserole) incorporates the season’s freshest produce with thick, crusty bread and warm, salty Parmesan cheese.

August 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ginger, Maple and Mango Soba Noodles

It’s mid-July and that means wedding season is in full-swing. And for the girlfriends of the bride-to-be, summer is also known as bachelorette season. This weekend was my first in … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fresh Pesto and Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

My new(ish) basil plant is the $7 gift that keeps on giving—That is, as long as I remember to water it on a daily basis. I cannot even tell you … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

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