French Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted French green beans with cherry tomatoes; this is truly a seasonal dish. These tender, yet crisp green beans, also known as haricots verts or French filet beans, are thin and slender and as a result, cook quickly. That should be some solace over the fact that they can be a little hard to find. [...]

Summer Fresh Marinara Sauce

Lucky me! After getting up at the crack of dawn this past Sunday to work eight hours in the hot August sun at the farmers’ market, helping to bring fresh, locally grown produce to Washingtonians, I was greatly rewarded. One of the gracious farmers gave me a box full of beautiful, organic heirloom tomatoes! 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 [...]

New Projects: Farmers’ Market Job,
Food Writing Bootcamp and Asparagus

I’ve be gone for a while, I know. Your feed readers and inboxes have been void of my recipes, tips, and prodding to get you in the kitchen for nearly six weeks now, but it’s not without good excuse. My life has been packed with two new endeavors adding to my schedule – a new [...]

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