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 […]

The traveling locavore: Waterfront Kitchen in Fells Point, Baltimore

That's the Vespercello I orderd to start - Belvedere vodka, Tanqueray Ten, Lillet, and limoncello. Their  cocktail menu was small, but had a nice variety of house infusion cocktails and seasonal cocktails. Susan had the house infused Lady Maryland - Bosc pear, Granny Smith apple, and lemon-infused vodka with bay leaf syrup.

Confession. On small business Saturday, I didn’t infuse any money into the local South Jersey economy. I did, however, infuse quite a bit into the Baltimore economy. I met my friend Susan in Fells Point, a Baltimore neighborhood on the waterfront with lots of small independent shops, restaurants, and pubs (about 120 of them). I […]