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 … More Deviled Egg Canapés
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 … More Zucchini Fritters
A delicious way to use spring vegetables for a classic local meal. … More Parmesan Asparagus Quiche
Winter dishes- especially foods of the comfort variety- are always at the top of my list when the weather is cold, a blanket of snow is resting outside and hungry bellies are lurking inside. Izmir-a city in northwest Turkey- is a beautiful, bustling metropolis with some of the most incredible home-style restaurants I’ve ever had … More Izmir Koftesi (Izmir Meatballs)
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 … More Eggplant Moussaka
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 … More About Warm Drinks
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 … More Welcome to Virginia!