Pasta Primavera

It has finally started to feel like spring in DC.  The cherry blossoms have bloomed; the sun has mostly decided to make its presence known; outdoor happy hours and brunch are popping back up.  Since it finally feels appropriate, I wanted to make something springy for our family dinner this past Sunday. Here enters pasta…

Maiale al latte con torta rustica

This post is devoted to the culinary skills of my best friend, Chris (with sous-chef Andrew).  Chris is an excellent cook.  We work well together in the kitchen, which is a vast improvement from our first few times cooking together all those years ago.  Chris and I have different cooking style and different tastes in…

Founding Farmers DC

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to show some good friends one of my favorite DC restaurants, Founding Farmers.  My dear friend Amy, who was one of my supervisors during my on-campus job in the community service office at Dickinson, was in town with her daughter, Meg, who was interviewing for grad school.  Amy…

Cuba Libre DC

My stomach is full right now, and my heart is happy.  I met up with my dear friend, Anthony, for dinner at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar.  Our original plan was to meet at Habana Village in Adams-Morgan.  However, they are not open on Tuesdays.  I was in the mood for Cuban food, so…

Global Eats: Hungary

For the second meal for my Global Eats project, I traveled to the Central European country of Hungary.  I brought the other two members of the Hungry Trio along with me. Hungarian cuisine is quintessential Central European food.  The focus is on meats and cheeses.  Starches like potatoes and noodles are also commonly found.  Of…

White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde

Since Christmas, I have had a hard time following my new meal plan.  Between parties and abnormal schedules, my eating has been a bit off.  I have especially had a hard time giving up wheat.  It is an incredibly hard to make a change like that, especially while being surrounded by so many tempting foods. …

Apple Cider Roasted Chicken

On Sunday, I had this brilliant idea to roast a whole chicken.  I had never cooked a whole chicken before, but it sounded like a good idea to try during one of our Sunday family dinners with the Hungry Trio. When I thought about a flavor profile for this meal, I had apples on my…