Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Seafood 101

Last Friday night I took a cooking class called Spring Seafood 101 at L’Academie de Cuisine.  I’ve enjoyed almost every cooking class I’ve ever taken, but this chef was particularly impressive for her vast knowledge.  The author of several books, … Continue reading

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Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta has become one of my favorite things to make at home.  Usually I save myself the trouble and buy pasta from the store, but last weekend I had a whole afternoon wide open so I rolled it out … Continue reading

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Homemade Pasta

About six months ago I got a pasta machine and ever since then I’ve been on a mission to perfect my pasta-making technique.  I even took a class in Tuscany! Now, I’m totally convinced that I’ve become a master and … Continue reading

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Rooftop Dinner Party, Southern Style

It has been a painfully rainy Spring here in the DC area.  Almost every day I’ve woken up longing for the temperate, sunny weather I enjoyed in San Diego.  When we did finally get a momentary break from the drizzle, … Continue reading

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The Virginia Vineyards

Since moving to the area, I’ve been wanting to visit the local vineyards.  There are several in Virginia, about an hour outside of DC.  The wine is notoriously unspectacular, but the scenic views compensate and it’s a great excuse to get … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Sometimes the most delicious recipes are created from just a few simple, high-quality ingredients. I love how this recipe comes together quickly and easily, without sacrificing any flavor.  Here’s what you need: Olive Oil Butter Salt and Pepper Garlic (1-2 cloves, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

It’s finally here: my first Autumn back on the East Coast.  The leaves are changing and crunching under my feet.  I’m pulling scarves and boots from the deep recesses of my closet.  The temperatures are dropping and this all culminates … Continue reading

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