This week I volunteered at a local soup kitchen. My family and I have been looking for volunteer opportunities that we can all do together for a while. We were lucky to come across this opportunity. It’s such an interesting place, a soup kitchen. It’s a hodge podge of different people, from different walks of […]Read More.
I got a new camera lens this week. It is nothing expensive or fancy, but I am still pretty excited. It’s a Cannon EF 50mm f/1.8II. I have been taking pictures of everything…Robocop, my dog, the cool tree outside, the glass of water on the counter, my foot…you know, really anything I can point […]Read More.
The weather this week has been horrible. Cold, Grey and gloomy. I feel like we missed fall and it went straight to winter. Is this a Polar Vortex or are they calling it something else, I can’t remember…all I know is the weather is being way too screwy for my tastes. I talked to my […]Read More.
I was one of those teenage vegetarians. Like many teenage girls, when I reached 13, I could no longer stomach the idea of eating an animal. Of course that didn’t last long, as my mom was a meat and potatoes kind of lady, so if I wanted to eat, I had to eat what she […]Read More.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There I said it. I love Thanksgiving. I have the best childhood memories of this particular holiday. We usually spent it at my Grandma’s house, and we always feasted! Though she was born and lived much of her young life out west,(her birthday certificate lists her birth place as Indian […]Read More.
There is this a stretch on Route 151 in Nelson County Virginia that is lined with beautiful scenery, including vineyards, brewery’s and cidery’s. A few weeks ago when Jessica was here, we decided to do a tour. I live less than 20 minutes from this gorgeous area of Virginia, and often imbibe in the libations and […]Read More.
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of being asked to take a look at Tiffany McCauley’s new cookbook Clean Eating Freezer Meals. I have been a follower of Tiffany’s blog, The Gracious Pantry for a while now. I love the idea of a clean eating freezer meal book because freezer cooking is […]Read More.
Now that our daughter is 5, we’ve hit total Halloween mania. We lucked out that in the neighborhood we moved to is also Halloween crazy! My daughter, as with many many other kids, is going to be Else this year. I planned ahead and bought the costume in July. I’m pretty proud of myself. Our […]Read More.
Last week Sara and I had the privilege of visiting Jardenea at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel in Washington, DC. They invited us in to try their new fall menu. The Restaurant’s Executive Chef Nate Lindsay shares the same seasonal farm to table philosophy we support at My Clean Kitchen. The young chef carefully sources his […]Read More.
This week Jessica and I took a trip to Bold Rock Cidery in Nellysford, VA. This place is like Disney World for grown ups. It’s beautiful there and the cider is delicious! I have been hooked on their Virginia Draft for a while now, I can get it at my local grocery store. The fact […]Read More.