Community Farm Cooking:
Cucumber Tomato Salad;
Honey Glazed Carrots with Almonds

Greetings! I hope everyone is having a great summer thus far. I’ve been on the go so much (note to self: practice what you preach), that I haven’t had nearly enough time to get out to the farmers’ markets and pick-your-own farms to enjoy the bounty of summer. Although, several weeks ago, I did have [...]

Spring Fresh, Summer Ready Pasta Salad

Hopefully, where ever you are the weather has been as beautiful and uplifting as the gorgeous spring weather we’ve been experiencing here in the D.C. area. The breakthrough of sunny skies, gentle winds and comfortable warmth has been a refreshing detour from the harsh winter we experienced this year. Now with all the snow melted and days [...]

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad:
Inspired by a Fall Weekend in the Country

Until this past weekend, I never realized just how beautiful the Virginia countryside is. Last fall I took a trip to Culpeper, VA with a friend to visit their cute shops and pick apples. We had such a great time that I wanted to share the experience with some of my family members. So this [...]

Potato Salad, Traditional and Southern

I’ve been putting off writing this post for two weeks now. Why? Partly because I’ve been ridiculously busy with other activities and partly because I’m conflicted about the traditional southern potato salad. The chunky, seasoned white potato and mayo mixture is a mainstay on many southern and African-American tables during family gatherings, especially in the summer. However, it’s not [...]

Warm Fingerling Potato Salad

Over the past several weeks I’ve been going through stacks of food magazines that I have piled up in my apartment due to a hectic schedule that has me putting my leisure reading on hold. Working my way through copies of Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Living, Saveur and Edible Chesapeake, I’ve clipped a handful of recipes I want [...]

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