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

Cooking, Fall Recipes, Recipes

Baked Cider Donuts

Fall has finally, finally arrived!! We've had a string of days where the temperatures have been hovering between the 50s and 60s and I'm pretty sure I caught sight of some leaves turning in the woods next to the house. It's not the riot of color we've been hoping for, thanks to all the storms… Continue reading Baked Cider Donuts

Cooking, Fall Recipes, Recipes

Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken

Let me give you a brief break from all things apples and fall and share a favorite that has a special place in my heart - and is wonderfully warm and comforting on a fall evening! I wish I knew where this recipe came from. I wish I knew how it came into being. But… Continue reading Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken

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

Food for Thought

Remembering an Explorer of Humanity

To be treated well in places where you don't expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you thought previously you had very, very little in common with, that can't be a bad thing. ~Anthony Bourdain I think you'd be hard pressed to find a food or travel writer - or… Continue reading Remembering an Explorer of Humanity