wine night: côtes du rhône.

I’ve mentioned many times on this blog the regular “wine night” that we do with a group of friends each month or so.  I’ll usually share about the appetizer or side that I bring; however, it struck me recently that I don’t often write about the actual wines that we try!  I hope to better …

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bottomless pizza brunch at piola.

I recently wrote about Fuego’s hearty pri-fixe brunch that you should check out if you’re ever refueling after a race or some other intense exercise.  Another GREAT post-workout brunch is Piola, an Italian pizzeria with local locations in D.C. and Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia.  We tried out this brunch with our friends Dan and Lindsay towards the end of the summer.    …

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millions of apples.

I can’t stop buying apples this time of year.  Apples from Hollin Farms, apples from Stribling Orchard, apples from Washington’s Green Grocer, apples from Trader Joe’s… they have gone in fresh juice, grilled cheese sandwiches, salads, and vegan caramel apple crisp bars…  We hosted Chris’ dad and uncle this past weekend, which gave me the opportunity to …

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cooking through my green grocer box #2.

My second order with Washington’s Green Grocer was another success!  (Read more about my first week here.)  I have not always been the best at cooking seasonally, so this has been a great way to keep with the flow of the produce year.  Also, as someone who struggles with decision-making, having a box delivered with specific fruits …

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tex-mex veggie & beans quinoa bowl.

I have been planning to write a blog entry on “to-go lunches” that you can bring to work, school, or wherever else you might be going.  I’ve snapped a few photos at my desk of lunches I feel are share-worthy—but I must say, the results have been pretty unattractive!  My food sitting on a white styrofoam paper …

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happy hour at ghibellina.

I almost don’t want to share about our recent happy hour at Ghibellina, because selfishly, I don’t want to get the word out TOO much!  How is this place not overly swamped after work?  Sure, it was busy—but I felt like we stumbled upon a hidden gem… Chris and I were looking for a nice …

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