Dog Days of August

It’s been a while, and wanted to write a quick post about what we’ve been up to! After an unforgettable trip through Maine, Canada, and Vermont, Jake and I have been hitting our summer non-stop! Beyond heading back to work and school, we’ve been keeping very busy with cookouts, a wedding, the garden, and keeping…

Rhythms of Home

All has been quiet here for a few weeks! I’m just returning from a two and half week trip including a week with family in Bar Harbor, Maine; four nights in Quebec, Quebec; camping in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom; Fourth of July in Southern Maryland; and a few remaining weekend days spent foraging, gardening, and laying…

Kenilworth Market Basil Noodles

As the weather has gotten warmer, I’ve missed easing through spring a bit, but am now starting to crave some summer goodness! Asparagus and basil overlap their seasons for just a few weeks and make a tasty spring treat together! 

Foraged Flowers

I love foraging for flowers in the city – there are many lovelies growing in plain sight!

Kimchi Ramen

People are put on earth for various purposes; I was put on earth to do this. Eat noodles right here.

Spring Homestead Supper

Homestead Supper, Saturday, May 19th, 7 pm, South Baltimore Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of hosting another wonderful Homestead Supper featuring delicious spring produce. I feel so grateful to everyone that made my latest Spring Homestead Supper possible – it was a delicious and truly magical evening! I am so lucky to be able to create dishes…

A Table on a Farm

One of my clearest truths is my dedication to good, local food. I’m obsessed, and with so much to learn, grow, eat, and drink, I don’t see my obsession waning any time soon. This week I had the high privilege to prepare a meal of local farm products and serve the farmers themselves. I work…

Ramps in the city

It’s something of a contradiction to grow ramps in the city. They are delicate, wild forest plants, and I feel a little strange cultivating them in the shadowy part of a very small garden, surrounded by a sea of pavement. Even out of place, they still hold magic—ramps are a precious chimerical treat! They appear…

‘Putting Up’ Season

Putting food up each year feels like a puzzle of time—I build a pantry from produce, notes, and recipe ideas, always trying to prepare more accurately for the cycle of each season. Some years, I’ve made too many niche goods like plum salsa and tomato jam that while good, there can be too much of a…

These Treacherous Days of Early Spring

Last week, I was volunteering at a friend’s Baltimore City farm—something I have done for a few weeks now and hope to continue for a while. This particular morning, a group of high school students had joined us to do various glamorous farm tasks like weeding, moving sticks, and digging trenches. These were pretty thoughtful…

Finding Peace in Practice

I’ve always had trouble with practice. I love learning new things, starting new projects, and following creative rabbit holes wherever they may lead! I’m excited by life, making messes, and SO many hobbies. But when it comes time for practice – perfecting a recipe, improving upon technical details, crossing t’s and dotting i’s – I struggle. It’s…