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Featured Ingredient: Persimmons

Featured Ingredient: Persimmons

Persimmons always feel like a special treat on the east coast. They are beautiful to photograph, but taste can be hit or miss for some people, that’s likely because you can only eat some of them when they are perfectly ripe. There are two types […]

Featured Ingredient: Purple Potatoes

Featured Ingredient: Purple Potatoes

You cannot go wrong with food that is naturally colorful and beautiful, right! Sure potatoes are always good, but purple potatoes just have all the fun, which is why they are the featured ingredient on my blog right now! White potatoes have received a bad […]

Featured Ingredient: Coffee

Featured Ingredient: Coffee

Coffee! When I found out that September 29th was National Coffee Day, I knew I wanted to use coffee as a featured ingredient. Coffee runs in my blood. I am without a doubt addicted to caffeine but also really its part of my family history! In […]

Featured Ingredient: Grapes

Featured Ingredient: Grapes

I must admit, I prefer grapes in the form of wine. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyed in other forms right. Four Facts on Grape Nutrition: The highest concentration of nutrients and antioxidants in grapes exist in the skin and the seed. Grapes, […]

Featured Ingredient: Plums

Featured Ingredient: Plums

I cannot get enough of plums this year! I have always loved anything tart so plums are no exception. I am partial to plums that are red on the inside only because they are more photogenic… you know how it goes.

Featured Ingredient: Summer Squash

Featured Ingredient: Summer Squash

We all know about zucchini and yellow summer squash but did you know there are many more types of summer squash! I have found all these at my local farmers market in DC.

Featured Ingredient: Blackberries

Featured Ingredient: Blackberries

If you could only eat one summer fruit all season long, what would it be? I think I would have to choose berries so that I could have them all, especially blackberries (and raspberries, blueberries, strawberries…

Featured Ingredient: Peaches

Featured Ingredient: Peaches

Even though it’s felt like summer for a while now in DC, the calendar now agrees it’s officially summer and that means peaches! Give me all the peaches! 4 Facts about Peach Nutrition Peaches like most fruits and veggies are very low in calories Peaches are […]

Featured Ingredient: Pineapple

Featured Ingredient: Pineapple

I am often asked whether I only cook and feature ingredients that I like. For the most part, the answer is always yes, I do have to try and eat all the leftovers! However, pineapples are not one of my favorites. I typically shy away […]

Featured Ingredient: Artichokes

Featured Ingredient: Artichokes

Did you know that artichokes are actually flowers of a thistle!? The purple part is the top of the flower bud before it blooms and the “hairy” part is the actual flower which becomes bright purple when it bloom! But I’ll be the first one […]