The Traveling Locavore: Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore

Whole wheat pastry from Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore |

Last month when the James Beard Foundation handed out its annual awards, the award for the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic region went to Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore. Knowing I had a trip to Baltimore planned soon, I made a reservation for brunch at Woodberry Kitchen.  It was definitely the right move to make. […]

Traveling locavore: Alexandria, Virginia

Historic Alexandria Virginia |

Earlier this month, I did a quick overnight trip to Alexandria, Virginia. I needed to get away by myself – away from my desk, away from my house that this winter has kept me cooped up in so often, and away from the day to day. I threw a few things in a gym bag, […]

Random Thursday: I want this grapevine as a pet

old vine

Two weeks ago, I was in California wine country. I’ve been pulling together all my photos and notes, and I’ve already written a little bit about the trip for Mother Nature Network, but there is a lot more to come. For today’s Random Thursday, I wanted to share this photo of a mid-1900s grapevine at […]