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

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


I have a lot of too high expectations for my garden’s yield. I say to myself, “I want to make pickled beets,” “I want to can salsa and pasta sauce with my tomatoes,” or “I want to feed the homeless in D.C.” All of these are great feats (one more than the others), but they require … More Tomatoes