Ending a Break/Sweet Spice Stuffed Acorn Squash

I have taken a huge break, making way for new things, and honestly, growing and learning more than I could have thought possible, or necessary. I was exhausted and I just had no energy or time to pour into my passion projects. I have gathered ideas over the years but had no energy to pursue…

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YouTube Channel Announcement

I’ve been able to get my first video published on my new channel. We will have inspired recipes using seasonal vegetables, fruits, and herbs using what I’ve learned in a professional kitchen and in my herbalism training. Hit the “Subscribe” button to follow along and learn to make herbal remedies and delicious recipes for the…

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About Trains and Roasted Chicken 

Small towns like these have the definitive “place” for just about everything, where to go when you want the best bagel, the best place in town to get an oil change, and then there’s the all encompassing family night out. Fortunately, we have that one covered in abundance in Charlottesville. When I first moved here,…

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Cauliflower Cheese

Here’s a lovely cauliflower dish to satisfy those late-winter comfort cravings!

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About Ramen, Doughnuts, Whiskey, and Kung-Fu 

The last day of Miso Sweet’s two-year tenure in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Deviled Egg Canapés 

I visited Bellair Farm a couple weeks ago to see what kind of things they were getting ready for this growing season. They were so incredibly nice and welcoming to us and as I was leaving, I was given a dozen eggs to try out. Who does that? Only exceptionally warm people, that’s who! When I…

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Zucchini Fritters

Yesterday was chilly and rainy and for these reasons I couldn’t be persuaded to leave my home for the entirety of it. I’ve played production crew assistant, singer, masseuse, Lego architect, personal chef and doctor and now it’s time to start unwinding and getting ready for a brand new week. I’ve been eyeing local produce and comparing notes for different…

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Eggplant Moussaka

It’s around this time of year that I look forward to the comfort foods that have been perfected around the globe. Eggplant Moussaka is no exception and it’s a dish that is well deserving of a place around the holiday table. This is a Turkish rendition of the Greek classic that most of us are familiar…

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About Warm Drinks 

On cold mornings, we like to bundle up in our warmest clothes and go for leisurely walks and regale each other with incredibly sarcastic and lively banter. The locations have changed a bit over the last several years but the one constant is that these strolls are generally fueled by some caffeine-laced concoction of our…

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