Winter herbs

When my sister and I were younger, my parents would sit in the hallway between our two bedrooms and read to us before we went to sleep. We could not even think of touching our heads to a pillow before starting this ritual, and the four of us tore through the first few Harry Potter books like … More Winter herbs

Saturday night dinner

Trev and I finally went to a little Italian market in D.C. that we’ve been wanting to go to. It’s called A Litteri and sells fresh mozzarella, mascarpone, jars of olives and pickled peppers, anchovies, a million different kinds of pasta and a million-and-one bottles of wine. It was fun to look around, and we picked … More Saturday night dinner

Weeknight Dinners: Sweet potato and spinach wraps

“I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.” – Roland A. Browne Here at the end of summer, the garden is really only yielding tomatoes and a few herbs. Like last year, my goal in future gardening endeavors is to always increase my yield. I need more space! Or more … More Weeknight Dinners: Sweet potato and spinach wraps

Homemade Crackers

While getting ideas for fresh and interesting dinners, I love reading food blogs. A few of my tabs include: Oh She Glows, Lauren Conrad’s dining section, Green Kitchen Stories, Tasty Yummies, The Realistic Nutritionist, and my favorite, My New Roots. Last week, I tried a homemade cracker recipe from My New Roots for a change of pace. … More Homemade Crackers

Weeknight dinners

Trev and I have been making an effort to cook more and eat out less. So here starts a series of our creations. Our new unwritten goal is very easy to keep if we maintain a stocked fridge and an abundant garden, but unfortunately my garden produces very few things abundantly and we rarely have the time or energy … More Weeknight dinners

Progress and Pizza

I have enjoyed my easy recipe for homemade pizza dough as found in The Heart of the Plate cookbook by Mollie Katzen. The low-maintenance recipe contains just flour, yeast, salt, water, olive oil and about an hour and a half of your time. It is rare that I love the swampy weather of D.C., but when I set my … More Progress and Pizza

Using fresh basil

Yes I know that basil is the most cliché of herbs and that I talk about it a lot. Just like Italian restaurants are popular date spots and Honolulu is the standard for a nice vacation. But mozzarella and lounging on the beach with a Pina Colada are well-loved for a reason, so I will indulge my affinity for that popular … More Using fresh basil