Balsamic Skirt Steak Tacos with Blue Cheese and Chimichurri

Balsamic Skirt Steak Tacos with Blue Cheese and Chimichurri-5 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 hung in the air until dark clouds formed across the sky and a deluge of big, heavy raindrops soaked the city during the evening commute. This weekend is a long weekend since Monday is Memorial Day. Swimming pools will open, grills will be cleaned of the winter cobwebs and fired up as people attempt to soak up the nice days that this season brings.

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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-9

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-4

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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Cardamom Dutch Baby with Whipped Coconut Cream and Blackberries

Yesterday over a groggy brunch with some girlfriends weekend plans were shared. There was talk of getting nails done, some shopping and then I added in my plans of working on a recipe for my blog. They asked me what I would be creating this time. “I’m going to cook a Dutch baby.” Silence and… 

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Crispy Korean Tofu Bites-5

Crispy Korean Tofu Bites

A big snowstorm hit the DC area yesterday. It was a large storm that affected large parts of the country- from 100 cars being stranded on a Kentucky highway to a plane skidding off the runway at La Guardia Airport. Everything was covered in up to 8 inches of snow where I live (a lot… 

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