Pink Lemonade Bars

Pink Lemonade Bars

A couple weeks ago we piled in the car and drove 1,700 miles across the U.S. (from Norfolk, Virginia to Beaver Creek, Colorado).  And while I don’t necessarily recommend a cross-country car journey with two 14-month-olds, it was a great reminder of what a beautiful and diverse country this is. It was also a great…

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Eating Right Now: Norfolk, Virginia

The Birch

It wasn’t all toy train family selfies and morning strolls under the blooming crepe myrtles for the Smith Family during our visit to Norfolk in July. Of course, we had some fantastic toast, but here are some other places we liked while visiting: The Birch www.thebirchbar.com 1231 West Olney Road The Birch satiated (at least…

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Nectarine Salad

Nectarine, Arugula and Crispy Pancetta Summer Salad

Hello from the flip side of the globe!  We’ve traveled from Thailand and are now safely and happily here in the U.S. and traveling around Virginia.  We are also blessedly on the other side of a 24 hour flight and pulling two 13-month-olds through raucous jet-lag (not mention two adults), a new car, and new bikes (!), and seeing…

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Strawberry Semolina Yogurt Cake

Oh. Hi. Today I suddenly remembered that I have this little blog…this excuse to cook all the things…and photograph my food…and eat cake. That last one is really the best perk. So while we’re scrambling to get everything done before we say farewell to our Bangkok home, I wanted to share this one. Because I…

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Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Snack Mix

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Snack Mix

I can’t believe I managed to keep this snack mix to myself for this long.  It’s way too good not to share.  But time has not been kind to me and our semi-annual holiday-weekend-large-appliance-breakdown struck hard.  Not just the washing machine, but the dryer too.  So while I’d like to be sitting around eating bonbons /…

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Pesto Sweet Pea Soup

Pesto Pea Soup with Tortellini

This pesto pea soup is spring in a bowl – sweet and fresh and topped with tortellini.  And it’s super fast since it uses frozen peas, but if you had fresh sweet peas (lucky you!), this would be a great way to use them. I always love spring food.  This time of year makes me think…

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