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.
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.
Over the weekend I decided it would be fun to go pumpkin picking. I have never actually done it before, but figure hey, might as well go straight to the source right? One of our local farms and wineries, Jones Tree Farm, offers pumpkin picking so I decided to give them a try. It […]Read More.
I went to Newport, RI for the first time last week. It was amazing, I cannot believe I have never been there before. The old houses and cobblestone streets reminded me of when I used to live in Charleston, SC, which made it feel like home. I won’t lie to you…Robocop and I spent […]Read More.
The other day my daughter and I were at the grocery store and we passed by the fish counter. She went crazy, “mommy I want shrimp, I want fish, oh can we get those crab hands” Of course she meant crab claws, kids can be so cute sometimes. So out of respect for my “Eat it even if you don’t like it rule” I snagged two fish fillets.Read More.
Yum 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 […]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.
Yum 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 […]Read More.
When planning my menu this week, I was looking for something fun and creative. My fun and whimsical mood prompted this fun and simple carrot pasta dish as I am in full on birthday party planning mode. I have a 4, soon to be 5 year old. I only have one and I love planning […]Read More.