Turning spring cupcakes into full-grown,...
It’s Springtime! Phew. Time to come out of unnecessary hibernation and enjoy the sunshine that forgot about winter. Also time to bust out the spring ingredients. St. Patrick’s Day meant a need for me to buy green sneakers, pin green feathers to my hair, and stroll out into my neighborhood beer garden (yes, I had that, be jeaous) in my flowery summer dress that’s usually...
Smoking: Rogue 24
When a friend tells you to drop everything and pull up an exclusive chair at Rogue 24 in Washington, D.C. to the tune of 24 courses with pairings, you don’t question it. You just venture to Blagden Alley and follow your nose (or in this case the smoke from an outdoor barbecue) to a large wooden door and a expertly simple dining room. Add in the part where a friend tells you celebrity chef...
Give 5. It’s not a high five, or a charity drive asking you to slide a $5 donation into the jar. There’s something more empowering about Give 5 than bill or a hand. Each year Campaign Consultation and Eye Byte solutions hand the power of determining where to direct 5 percent of profits to employees. With Woodberry Kitchen’s copper kettled and aproned interior as a backdrop,...
Stumped by Moose
I’ve never met a type of meat in the kitchen that I can’t prod a bit, soak in something, and then apply heat to without a semi-tasty result. Then I visited Vermont for Thanksgiving and somehow left with butcher paper bundle upon bundle of moose. Freshly hunted, professionally butchered moose in cuts ranging from strip steak to roast is still (probably to this day) taking up two...
Heart and Stomach
Are you ready? Prepare your eyes palette. …Ok, guess where I am. No clue? Still not sure? I’ll give you a hint: I’m in a room full of people. Lots of them. And some celebrities, but not your typical celebrities. Also, there was.. Yes, those are mini cotton candy sticks for dissolving in your mouth. And - thanks to the whimsical work of Xavier of the Ronald Reagan...
So Pumped for Pumpkin
Homemade,toasted marshmallow pumpkin soup. So pumped. Polished this off at Sotto Sopra (work lunch) to pumpkin load for the Halloween weekend. Good thing I got my gourd, because not so suddenly a Wonder Woman and Starbucks mermaid joined me on N. Charles St. for Final Fridays. A bunny bouncing on stilts and these bush people (below) met us there. Was I back in San Francisco? Nope. Not SF....