Oxtail, Pigeon Peas, & Greens Stew

This winter season I haven’t been recipe testing or writing much – but I have been cooking, especially for get-togethers and holidays. There’s something comforting about cooking without recipes – I enjoy the muscle memory of green bean casserole, baked ziti, pies, and other well-worn favorites. After a busy winter season I’m settling into February,…

End-of-Season Kimchi

This beautiful kimchi feels very special to me through the people that have touched it – late fall shishito, scallions, daikon, watermelon radish, and napa cabbage from Yellow House Farm and Calvert’s Gift Farm.

My Year of the Cucumber

I feel grateful for the cucumbers. I killed my tomatoes this year. There, I said it. I think it was a combination of poor transplant timing, a non-gardener house sitter, and the persistent rain this year, but they seemed like they barely stood a chance. Maybe it’s just as well – I am usually cursing…

Tomato Salad + Roasted Garlic

It feels like tomatoes have taken a while to arrive this year. Maybe it’s because my own tomatoes didn’t make it through a June trip away from the garden, or maybe it’s the cycles of rain and blistering heat that have delayed my CSA’s harvest, but I’ve been anxious to eat as many tomatoes as…

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! 

Kimchi Ramen

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

Late Winter Eats

Winter is coming to a close, but it’s not quite over yet, and it’s been a strange journey of very cold and warm temperature swings. It’s been very gray here in Baltimore for the past week, although it feels like it’s been gray for the past few months. I’ve been trying to stave off the…

Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Pie

A couple weeks ago I was gifted some beautiful purple-fleshed sweet potatoes by my colleague who owns Roberts Roost Farm. After trying a few simply diced and steamed, I was amazed that their rich, deep, beautiful purple hue stayed so vibrant alongside their deliciously sweet flavor! I started dreaming about what I might be able…

Green Tomato Casserole

This casserole is incredibly decadent, with layers of crisp, tangy green tomatoes plus rich pimiento style cheese and cheesy breadcrumbs. A great dish to say farewell to fall and settle into winter — I promise you, this is delicious. 

Wild Herbal Mead

Any homebrewer or aspiring homebrewer can make mead, that honey elixir of the Nordic gods! Mead is a simple mix of honey and water, fermented into a wine-like drink.

Summer Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is my favorite. It always has been. This cake featured fresh summer carrots – their sweetness inspired me to celebrate them in this cake. Summer has much to offer!