Strawberry Rhubarb Pandowdy + Sharp Microwave Giveaway

Strawberry Rhubarb Pandowdy-6

This post is sponsored by Sharp. A big thank you to sponsors that make this little blog possible! All opinions are my own.

June is a very special month in American history.  June 12 is Loving Day, the anniversary of the 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down anti-miscegenation laws. Anti-miscegenation laws made interracial marriages illegal in 16 states at the time. Mildred and Richard Loving were Virginians that went to Washington D.C. to marry as it was illegal in Virginia. When they returned home they were arrested for breaking the law and had to move to D.C. in order to avoid jail time.

As a child of interracial marriage, this day is particularly meaningful to me. My parents were married only 15 years after this ruling. Growing up, I knew that the composition of my family was different than most, but I was never fully aware of the challenges that interracial couples had in the past. I was educated on the Civil Rights Movement, but I didn’t know about the Lovings until very recently. It’s hard to imagine a world where my parents’ marriage is illegal and considered wrong, but it once existed in our country.

I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry.

-Mildred Loving

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Rampchi Or Kimchi Made With Ramps

This post is about a month too late. I figure I’ll just post it for next spring when the ramps pop up again after a long winter. Ramp season is tragically short and my love of them is so deep that I figured I needed to find a way to preserve them to eat throughout… 

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Balsamic Skirt Steak Tacos with Blue Cheese and Chimichurri-4

Balsamic Skirt Steak Tacos with Blue Cheese and Chimichurri

I’m partnering with Castello for a Summer of Blue. A big thank you to Castello for sponsoring this post! I seem to be on a grilling kick since the weather this May has turned to weather you’d typically experience in the DC area in mid-August. Yesterday it was sunny, hot, and humid at dawn. The heaviness… 

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Grilled Pizza Two Ways

This is a post sponsored by Colavita and inspired by Italian summer grilling. The content and opinions expressed below are mine. An unseasonably cold spring has turned into a hot, sticky summer seemingly overnight. Scarves and jackets quickly turned into flowing dresses and open-toed shoes as I attempt to commute to work in DC by… 

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Hwajeon – Sweet Matcha Rice Cakes with Fresh Flowers and Honey Syrup

Spring is my least favorite season. It wasn’t always this way. When I was a kid, the arrival of spring heralded warmer weather and a countdown to summer vacation. When I was in my early twenties my immune system decided that tree pollen is my body’s worst enemy and I developed seasonal allergies. When I… 

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Pimento Cheese Scones

Sometimes a certain food gets ingrained in my mind to the point of obsession and it doesn’t stop until I finally have had my fill of it. This can lead to certain food catastrophes, such as the Cheesecake Incident of 1998 where I helped myself to large, gluttonous portions of Costco cheesecake until I got sick…. 

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The CSA Cookbook: Review

I’ve been following Linda Ly of Garden Betty for years. Although I seem to kill every living plant I attempt to grow, I have these romantic notions of growing my own food and having backyard chickens someday. This of course is a dream that will need to wait since I live in an urban condo with only… 

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Underground Kitchen DC

A few weeks ago I got an email from Jennifer inviting me to a dinner with Underground Kitchen, a pop-up supper club that originated in Richmond, VA but has since expanded to DC. I excitedly accepted, having heard great things about them from the Post and my friend Marcella who attended a dinner in Richmond a… 

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Orange Spatchcocked Chicken

A roasted whole chicken is the ultimate comfort food for many people. To be honest, chicken is my least favorite kind of poultry after turkey (it’s so dry!) and well seasoned and/or crispy skin makes or breaks poultry for me. This is why I usually love double-fried KFC (Korean fried chicken). It’s all about the skin. I’m ashamed… 

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