I am happy to announce that I survived Week 2 of Whole 30 (insert fanfare music)! Overall this week was much easier than the first, but it was not without its difficulties. We struggled with eating out more this week and surviving social situations. We are also starting to fall into food ruts, which is making […]Read More.
Still looking for something to make with all those fresh summer tomatoes? Look no further! Jessica and I decided to make fresh tomato juice for the express purpose of creating the ultimate Bloody Mary- well 2 Bloody Mary’s actually. Because we are both still flush with fresh tomatoes, we knew we had to something […]Read More.
Back in February I met a local Virginia author named Marietta McCarty. I was invited by a friend to an event she was doing for her new book called “The Philosopher’s Table: How to Start Your Philosophy Dinner Club – Monthly Conversation, Music, and Recipes.” Marietta is a philosopher, professor, author, and so much more. […]Read More.
This week kicked off an entire month of Whole 30 for My Clean Kitchen. I (Jessica here!) decided to take on the Whole 30 challenge and document my adventure. Since many of the posts I have read in regards to Whole 30 seem to take a “cheer leading” approach to the program, I decided to […]Read More.
I love my kitchen. My house is almost 100 years old and the kitchen is a mix of past and present. The cabinets are not original, but were probably redone in the 50′s. I have tons of cabinet and counter space. The counters are granite and appliances are new. We replaced them when we moved […]Read More.
Last weekend we went camping in Macedonia State Park. It was beautiful. Our campsite was nestled along a babbling brook. I had always thought that was just an expression, babbling brook, but I will admit this brook convinced me other wise. It made such a peaceful sound as it moved over the stones. Listening to that […]Read More.
I love late summer. First, school begins soon! But, more about that later. More importantly, my garden is mature and fruitful, pun intended. (Tomatoes are a fruit, get it? ha!) I have more tomatoes than any family can consume. Therefore, I have been hunting for ways to creatively use them. I love baked fresh tomatoes. They have […]Read More.
Last weekend something very disappointing happened. We were supposed to go camping, which is something I have not done in a while. We used to go all the time when I was a kid and I loved it. Being out in the woods, cooking over a fire, I thought it was the best thing […]Read More.
Summer gardens are in full swing! I, as I’m sure many of you do as well, have an abundance of cucumbers and tomatoes. If you’re anything like me, you are looking for ways to use them up. This year I grew tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale and peppers. Looking at the picture […]Read More.
So, you may have noticed that we have been MIA for a the last week or so. Well, that’s because we were living it up in Connecticut and New York City! Jessica lives up in Connecticut, so I went up to visit for about 5 days. We spent the first few days visiting some amazing […]Read More.