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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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video: my saddle’s waiting!

Sometimes, there’s stuff I have to share, but don’t really have much comment to add. Not quite “presented without comment” but some things speak for themselves.

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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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facebook: you got jacked!

I haven’t weighed in on the Facebook privacy kerfuffle because I figure most of my friends are smart enough to control their settings, remove their information, delete their accounts outright… or just didn’t care because Facebook is so cool!

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blog: still here!

Um… surprise hiatus? Yeah, sorry about that, but it’s been a bit of an exhausting few weeks with not much else going on to report.

Ok, not really.

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in DC: Sara Moulton at Hill’s Kitchen

Just over a week ago, I was fortunate enough to meet one of my food idols. I’d already planned to make it a “food excursion day” with some friends, grabbing a bite on the Hill and heading up to Bethesda to check out a tea shop when we saw that Hill’s Kitchen was hosting Sara Moulton for a cooking demonstration and book signing. You never saw plans change so fast!

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Dry Rubbed Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

It’s funny how things come full circle. Just over a year ago, I was starting to discover and connect with the DC foodie scene. My cooking posts were tossed in with the other things I wrote about in DC and...

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in DC: it’s a miracle?

Anyone living in DC will attest that you often see some really weird stuff lying around in the streets and alleyways after the weekend–but a mobility scooter chair!? You’d think that they might need that!

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culture: “Man up!”

I take issue with the phrase in general, but is it an indicator of another cultural shift in the way we’re viewing men and gender roles?

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health: walkin’ a bit funny today

To say that yesterday was an unpleasant day would be the utmost in gentility. It fucking sucked, no bones about it. Well, aside from my hip bone… but more about that later.

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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...