Adventures, Cooking, Food Exploring, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Food Exploring :: Creamy Carrot Soup

Over the last few years, I've been on a number of adventures around the world that have opened my eyes and inspired me to think in different ways. A lot of these adventures have inspired valuable lessons that have stuck with me, and others have inspired recipes as well! That gave me the idea to… Continue reading Food Exploring :: Creamy Carrot Soup

Adventures, Food Exploring, Food for Thought

Food Exploring :: Mise en Place

Over the last few years, I've been on a number of adventures around the world that have opened my eyes and inspired me to think in different ways. A lot of these adventures have inspired valuable lessons that have stuck with me, and others have inspired recipes as well! That gave me the idea to… Continue reading Food Exploring :: Mise en Place

Adventures, Big Adventures, Food Exploring

Food Exploring :: Cooking in Guy Savoy’s Kitchen

Over the last few years, I've been on a number of adventures around the world that have opened my eyes and inspired me to think in different ways. A lot of these adventures have inspired valuable lessons that have stuck with me, and others have inspired recipes as well! That gave me the idea to… Continue reading Food Exploring :: Cooking in Guy Savoy’s Kitchen

Cooking, Fall Recipes, Recipes, Virginia

Virginia Skillet Cornbread

I never know how to address complicated and potentially emotionally charged issues. Political garbage happens. Living just outside D.C., I feel like while we're not at the epicenter, we're definitely on a fault line for all the garbage infesting the news lately. I spend most of my day mired in it and trying to influence… Continue reading Virginia Skillet Cornbread

Adventures, Little Adventures, Virginia

A Very Vineyard Birthday Celebration

A little while ago, as I was getting set to celebrate my 39th birthday, my mom suggested that, since she'd be out our way for a conference and visiting us anyway, Scott and I take the opportunity to go have a date night out on the town and she'd stay with Marcus. Initially, it sounded… Continue reading A Very Vineyard Birthday Celebration

Adventures, Little Adventures, Virginia

Bluemont :: Great Country Farms

When I was growing up, my family spent a lot of time on my grandmother's ranch. While it was primarily a working ranch, she had her own tiny orchard by her house on top of the hill. It was a small collection of orange, persimmon, cherry, and flowering pear trees. And I have vividly fond… Continue reading Bluemont :: Great Country Farms

Cooking, Recipes, Summer Recipes, Virginia

Buttery Breakfast Biscuits

Let's start with a little bit of trivia - today is the day our Baby Bean was actually scheduled to make his appearance! But now he's already three weeks old, eating tons, putting on weight, and thriving! I'm excited for the day when he can be an additional taste tester around here! Perfecting the breakfast… Continue reading Buttery Breakfast Biscuits