Monday Archive: Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Oh my goodness gracious–is it the last night of MoFo? I can’t believe it’s actually over and, even though I was getting a little tuckered out, it seems like it flew by. I’ve met so many new bloggers and filed away so many recipes, tips, and techniques for the future, and, to some extent, even […]


Chicos & chicas, I’m burnin’ out! Only two more posts and I’ve met my goal, but good heavens, it’s getting to me (along with the sleet and grossness outside). So here’s a photo essay of the goodness that is Taaza–the other Indian restaurant in Roanoke (and the only one in which you can order a […]

Potato, Bean & Kale Soup

Ohmygosh cold front coming! Seriously you guys, it’s soup weather, even though, for the next hour or so, it’s still going to be 70 degrees here. The high tomorrow is…(drum roll please)…46, with lows in the mid-30s. And rain. Ew, ew, ew. I will wear the first sweater of the year and boots for the […]

Sumac Roasted Butternut Squash

I swear, I’m the most boring person on earth these days–my whole life revolves around this house. But, today, the house & food lined up in a rather unfortunate way: our fridge broke. Thankfully, not the fridge in the interim apartment, but the fridge/freezer in the house (which, the freezer at least, was packed to […]

Sauerkraut Noodles

In some weird way, I’m really loving the fact that we aren’t the only ones dealing with the insanity that is renovation.  Hearing you guys’ stories is great!  Makes me feel a little less cranky tonight.  (smile) Part of the adventure is that we aren’t actually living in the house (which is why were were […]

Monday Archive: “Beef,” Leek & Barley Soup

Ahhhh, the weekend. Mine was mostly filled with sanding and more sanding and a bit more sanding, but I was able last night to take a mini break and cook up a pot of soup for the coming week and watch a little NFL. Yup, I like football. A lot. And both of the teams […]

King’s Dominion & Whole Foods Pizza

Tip 1: After a long day of shopping (for dresses and boots and shoes and luggage oh my!), when you’re cranky, it’s probably because you didn’t eat enough. Get the vegan pizza at Whole Foods. They’re masters in the art of Daiya. Tip 2: If you want to go to an amusement park, go during […]

Huynh’s Restaurant–Richmond

This post is going to be short and sweet–the sanding tonight caught up to me. On Saturday night in Richmond, G & I were able to share dinner with my uncle and his wife at a Vietnamese restaurant in town. Although I was itching to try Mekong, my uncle said that a restaurant right across […]

821 Cafe, Take Four

A glance at my list of restaurant reviews tells me that I’ve written about 821 Cafe three previous times–in October 2009 and March & July of 2010. My goodness gracious, I guess I like this place a lot? But a trip to Richmond is no trip at all without some 821 brunchy goodness, so this […]

Apparently It’s Time for an Annual Pilgrimage to Richmond…

Apparently I travel to Richmond every October, and around the same weekend. Huh. Most years it’s to meet up with my mother who flies in for the folk festival every year, but this time, I decided to whisk G away for a break from the house for a much needed break. Which sortof worked and […]