wine night: white rhônes & indian.


I fell in love with Indian food this past weekend!  It is a cuisine that has always intimidated me.  I went to an Indian restaurant a long time ago and didn’t know what to order, then ended up with a dish that wasn’t my favorite. Ever since then, Chris has asked me very nicely on…

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midweek musings: 28-jan-2015.


Silly things, but it was fun that Capital Weather Gang featured the above photo on their Twitter feed and live blog on Monday night!  My ten seconds of online fame for the week.  Though we in the D.C. area suffered from some serious Boston + NYC snow envy, some schools and the government did end up getting delayed and/or…

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il forno in ballston.

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For Christmas, my brother very kindly gave Chris and I a gift certificate to Il Forno, a newer Italian restaurant in the Ballston area of Arlington.  Il Forno means “the oven” in Italian, and the place boasts a pizza oven (and many ingredients!) imported from Italy.  Italian food always brings us back to our honeymoon, so…

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buffalo cauliflower bites.


It’s Superbowl week!  As I look forward to this Sunday, I am especially excited about the food, the commercials, and how happy my husband is that the Pats are in the game.   The Superbowl is one of America’s favorite eating holidays — maybe even a runner-up to Thanksgiving!  In preparation for the snacking feast, I…

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rosemary veggie & goat cheese mini pizzas.


As a dedication to the weekend, I am excited to share about a tasty veggie pizza dish I tried out recently.  Rewinding back to Christmas for a quick moment, my mom asked me to contribute a side dish to our family dinner.  I was excited to stumble on these Rosemary Roasted Veggies by Love and Lemons — the perfect contribution to the big…

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mediterranean mezze feasts.


I shared recently about a truly wonderful cookbook that my mom gave me as a gift for Christmas: Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts by Aglaia Kremezi.  It is the kind of cookbook I enjoy curling up with and just reading for awhile, shaking my head in wonder at the food on the pages.  How exciting to learn about cooking the cuisine of…

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