Category: food

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Scene from a Perfect Happy Hour

I know it seems dark and lonely, but this shot taken last week at Libertine in Adams Morgan is what the perfect start to a happy hour looks like for me. I love getting there when it starts, if possible,...

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Easy Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Since getting back to writing on a more regular basis, it’s been a while since I shared a recipe, hasn’t it? Recently, I was informed that Chobani is engaging in a #madewithchobani social media campaign showcasing ideas for using Chobani...

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Pick a Purple Pepper?

I have never really felt like I had a green thumb. My mother never had any trouble with plants around the house or in our greenhouse growing up. I could never keep anything green alive for very long and mostly...

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Chicken and Waffles at Woodward Table

While the origins of chicken and waffles seem to be divided between the North and the South, I still suppose it was surprising that I had never really had them until moving to DC which seems firmly entrenched between the...

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#FlashbackFriday: Cocktails and Cheez-Its

Cheez-Its, am I right? Looking back to a time when I was in one those, “just because I can” moods. Honestly, what else was I supposed to do with Scrabble Cheez-Its aside from eat them? And can we talk about...

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Joan Crawford’s Secret? Pickles!

A fun little post to round out the week and greet the holiday weekend. Teleworking yesterday, in between tasks and going to the gym1, my friend Steven posted the following image to Facebook: Joan Crawford, Film Star and Member of...

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Living Tomato Ripeness Chart

From Reddit by way of Boing Boing, this is a perfect tomato ripeness chart. Or tomato audio meter. Or a tomato-based video game health bar… I haven’t talked about my garden much this year but my cherry tomatoes did return,...

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ads: stock up!

I get way more e-mail than I need. This is likely a very common modern lament, but I can’t bring myself to unsubscribe from them all. It feels really weird when I don’t get any e-mails for a while. I...

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inebriati: Blue Bubbly?

Just a quick entry as work is both very busy and very frustrating today, but I am determined to stick to the “write every other day” rule I set for myself, and sometimes that means not having loads to say....

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food: The Baltimore Bomb

I’m not really much of a dessert person. I’ve said it before, usually to gasps or shock, but it bears repeating. Unless there’s something special on the sweets menu, I often pass. So even though I saw the Dangerously Delicious...

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fitness: Day One

Some people go all fitness-crazy in January. I am clearly not one of those people… Honestly, yesterday was Day One, but if I’d said it on April Fools Day, who would have believed me? Then again, who believes me now?...

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recipe: Mini Cheesecake

Size matters not. Look at my cheesecake. Judge it by its size, do you? Hmm? It is no secret that I love cheesecake. I suspect this love started when I was young and neighborhood bistros ruled the planet. When I...

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food: Chef Michel Richard at Medium Rare

“This is my friend Michel.” …cut to Brian quietly freaking out. So, yeah, that happened. I already posted the photo to every. single. place. imaginable… but it also needed to be here. I figured it to be the usual epic...

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personal: my weird brain

We’re all slaves to it, but none of us can really explain why it does what it does… unless you’re a neuroscientist, in which case… wow. But just this past week, I was reminded yet again that my brain just...

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42: Sacré Fromage!

Even though I’ve heard it’s impossible to get a table there and you’ll have to make a reservation weeks in advance, I decided to test my luck (with backup plans, just in case) at Le Diplomate for an early dinner....