Dives & Roadhouses

Cheaper Eats, Restaurants, Travel, Washington DC

My parents love nothing more than a drive, hours of touring back roads, admiring houses and their landscaping and the little towns that connect them all. Whenever I visit I inevitably get roped into one of these joyrides, enjoying the vastness of the land here, the huge trees, corn crops, horses, and occasional llama. More…

America’s Summertime Abundance

Entertaining, Markets, Pastry, Recipe, Travel, Uncategorized, Washington DC

While I’m more than content to trot around the globe during most of the year, in fact like nothing more than to see new places and experience the new, to my mind, summer should always take place in the US. Surely this affinity was formed during all those years we spent overseas, moving from place to…

Minibar by Jose Andres Triumphs

Events, Restaurants, Travel, Washington DC

I discovered something about myself this week. I’m not quite sure that I enjoy eating food as much as I enjoy creating it.   If I go to a restaurant and there’s a wonderful dish complete with new techniques and flavors, I usually can’t wait to get home and try to recreate it myself. That…