Caramelized Vegetables

A few months ago upon one of my visits to the Clifton Inn kitchen, I tried a preparation of a super simple ingredient that one of the chefs at the Clifton Inn dreamed-up.  It was cooked cabbage.  But it wasn’t stewed or braised or even fermented.  It was simply a big green cabbage, quartered, and … Continue reading

Dinner at Avalon in Richmond

The first weekend of my spring break, I attended a Matchbox 20 concert in Richmond.  I made two earth-shattering discoveries on the night of the concert: the first was that the lead singer, Rob Thomas, of Matchbox 20 is the same person as Rob Thomas, solo artist.  I know it seems like a trivial discovery, … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Series: Autumn Cranberry Salad

Happy very belated Thanksgiving.  Although that particular holiday has passed, I have wonderful pictures and recipes to share from November!  Please excuse lateness of this post and perhaps take ideas for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.  This post will be the first in a short series about the dishes my family served at Thanksgiving, so … Continue reading

Sprouts for Supper

I just started liking brussels sprouts this year.  I had never tried them before, probably because they’re a stereotypical, scary vegetable that kids tend to not like.  In trying to be more brave in my healthful vegetable choices though, I tried my mom’s oven roasted sprouts and found that they were delicious when the edges … Continue reading