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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Welcome to Virginia!

I’ve just moved to Charlottesville and I have already gotten a small taste of the local food and wine scene. I can’t wait to share my finds with you, both home-prepared and at the incredible restaurants and events that this region is famous for. I’m also really thrilled to make new friends and to get…

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