Simple Open Faced Tomato Sandwich and Peach & Butter Lettuce Salad

Who doesn’t love farmers’ markets during the summer? There is an abundance of fruits and vegetables at their peak. Here’s a peek at what’s currently available at one of my local farmer’s market here in DC, the Penn Quarter Fresh Farms Market. I brought some tomatoes, peaches, red butter lettuce, and sour cherries to make … Continue reading

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I just returned from a 10 day vacation to Italy, where I indulged in pizza, pasta, wine, and gelato. I’m back in DC, and the summer heat and Italian food overindulgence has me craving light fresh foods. One of the great things about summer is the availability of delicious, local tomatoes. In the winter, when … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Lasagna

I often struggle with ideas for weekday lunches. I like dishes that I can make on Sunday, and then freeze or refrigerate. When I’m ready to head out the door, in a rush or with time to spare, all I have to do is grab the pre-made lunch from the refrigerator or freezer and be … Continue reading

Shrimp and Grits

Ever since I discovered Geechie Boy Mill grits at an event at Art & Soul, I’ve been obsessed with them. They are not only great to make traditional grits, they are wonderful in cornbread too. Geechie Boy Mill grits are made by Greg Johnsman from sweet heirloom corn. The grits have a deep corn flavor, … Continue reading