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Fall is here . . . at Starbucks!

Confession time: I have never cared for Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latté. You may commence pelting me with scones at your leisure. I do, however, love the fervor with which its return is welcomed every year–this being the 7th–by Starbucks fans...

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Lighter Fettucine Alfredo

Just a little food porn to get your Monday morning off to a good start. A friend and I have started cracking open our cookbooks in an attempt to get back to the fun of cooking and since these happen...

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The “Best” Sangria

Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve posted an improved version of this recipe. It’s time to trade up! We have tons of recipes for items that are a little past their prime. Whether it’s making bread pudding or...

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CommonWealth Summer menu

Last week, CommonWealth held a free cocktail reception for local media and food bloggers to introduce their new small plates, dinner and dessert items with a patio roast. Thankfully, as it was really too hot to enjoy it on the...

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recipe: Microwave Iced Tea

When we saw Sara Moulton at Hill’s Kitchen a while back, one of the things she said was she didn’t care for the microwave because she didn’t think that “pushing buttons is cooking.” She’s clearly not a fan of The...

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Vintage Virginia Wine Festival

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” –Benjamin Franklin I’m not quite as much of a wine drinker as I used to be. Vintage Virginia used to be firmly scheduled each year, but when...

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Cochon 555

5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers, one cause: to raise awareness for heritage breeds and family owned farms. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you may wish to look away now… I don’t really have the words to describe it....

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Spotted at Zaytinya: José Andrés and Mike Isabella

Living and/or eating in DC, it’s hardly a surprise to see José Andrés at one of his restaurants, out at a farmers market and just at events around town, but last Friday while Adventures in Shaw and I were having...

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AGAINN Spring Menu

Earlier this month, I was invited along with other local food bloggers and writers to AGAINN–pronounced ‘aguinn’ [a-g-uin]–to sample their Spring Menu. AGAINN does right by the term Gastropub with a warm atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, accessible menu and great food!

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The Sweet Clementini

Of course, anytime is cocktail time. One might argue that the classic cocktail party is more appreciated during the colder months when people gather together to keep warm. And like cookies, cocktails are a sometimes treat. I won’t deny that I enjoy a good drink, but I won’t condone them becoming a bad habit.

That said, I present the Sweet Clementini. An easy-to-sip martini, sweet and tart with a hint of citrus and the color of a lazy Southern sunset.