Creepers, Trolls, and Body-Love Warriors: Here’s What Happened When Ashley Graham Featured My Photo on Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently spent a week at the beach, and wore a different Swimsuits for All suit each day —…

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We do not demand good food in public, and when we eat upon an object that moves, such as a train or a boat, we expect, and generally…

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The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral. — Simon Hoggart {image source}

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So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition; Two lovely berries molded on one stem. — William Shakespeare {image…

Howard County Restaurant Weeks July 24 – August 7, 2017

It’s the (other) most wonderful time of the year! It’s Howard County Summer Restaurant Weeks! (And that other most wonderful time of the year happens to be Winter…

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I personally see no significant difference between a lobster and, say, a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach … I do not eat lobsters, although I once had a close…

This 5-ingredient blueberry cucumber salad is the PERFECT quick, easy summertime side dish! Plump blueberries, crisp cucumber, and a light and zesty lemon-olive oil dressing! SO EASY!

5-Ingredient Blueberry Cucumber Salad

Oh, the zucchinis that have crossed my threshold over the past few weeks—there have been too many of them to count. That’s not a euphemism—we’ve had at least…

Free Summer Meals for Children in Howard County

I have a confession to make. This may shock some of you, who know me as the gal who knows how to pronounce “quinoa” and “kamut” and gushes…

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I love chocolate cake for breakfast. It sets me up for the day. A little decadence is good for the soul. — Peggy, in Menna van Praag’s The House…

plum cucumber salsa

Fresh and Spicy Plum Cucumber Salsa

My home has been inundated with fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of my “I’m short one organ so I’d better get my ass in gear” healthy eating…

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It was not her sex appeal but the obvious relish with which she devoured the hamburger that made my pulse begin to hammer with excitement. — Ray Kroc

Paralysis by Analysis: When All the Information Still Isn’t Enough

I can tell you lots of things. Lots and lots and lots of things. About how digestion works, about the gut microbiome, about how the gallbladder works (or…

strawberry shortcake with lemon whipped cream and strawberry-lavender-balsamic reduction

Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Whipped Cream and Strawberry-Lavender-Balsamic Reduction

{We’re almost exactly a month in to my New Normal. My new, gallbladder-less existence. Things are going better than expected, food-wise. Physically, I’ve been frustrated — despite the…

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Grilling is like sunbathing. Everyone knows it’s bad for you but no one ever stops doing it. — Laurie Colwin

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Always eat grapes downward — that is, always eat the best grapes first; in this way there will be none better left on the bunch, and each grape…