DIY serving tray (+kitchen sink breakfast cookies)

DIY serving tray (+kitchen sink breakfast cookies)

Beautiful/functional That’s a mantra I’ve been trying to embrace more and more – I love the utility of a tool or gadget that works well, a foolproof system, an airtight plan…but ultimately, creating beauty in spaces around me makes me feel...
Spring herb solution: Virginia Green Sauce

Spring herb solution: Virginia Green Sauce

Market season is here! I’m back at Potomac Vegetable Farms for a second season, and last weekend we opened at the markets for the first time in 2017!  It feels great to get my hands dirty and enjoy the bustle of customers moving among vendors,...
DIY Kombucha & Fermented Foods for Beginners

DIY Kombucha & Fermented Foods for Beginners

Homemade kombucha: it’s easy & cheap There’s a saying that if you want high quality, you can only choose two of the three: fast, easy & cheap.  Homemade ferments definitely take time, but they are actually fabulously easy and very...

Slow cooking for fast prep (+6 ways to use your crock pot!)

The beauty of bulk Bulk cooking (also known as batch processing or food prep) is the secret for almost all people I know who eat well and have mostly homemade food.  When I hear “I’m too busy to cook” – it’s usually the truth.  Most...

Secret ingredient french onion soup

From the palace to the pauper As the story goes, French onion soup came to be in the kitchen of King Louis XV, on a day that there was nothing but butter, onions, and champagne to be found in the pantry – an early “Chopped” episode, of sorts!  The...