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Serving Washington, DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Alexandria County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County, Howard County, Charles County and the surrounding areas.

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August 2, 2017

When you have a garden, you often end up with an abundance of one vegetable. For some reason our zucchini plants like to produce all of their zucchini in a two week period and then die. So we have a ton of zucchini for a little while every summer. I try to find creative ways to enjoy it, so that we don't grow sick of zucchini. I stuff it, grill it, saute it, you name it, I've probably tried it. 

This recipe is adapted from one that my friend Nicole showed me...

August 16, 2016

A week ago I needed to come up with a recipe for my large family reunion. I wanted something that most people would enjoy, could feed a crowd, had a summer flair and wouldn't cost me a bundle to make. After all, there were close to 60 people there. As is the case every summer, I had an abundance of tomatoes from my garden, so I wanted to come up with a way to use them. I have been roasting the tomatoes a lot lately. Although they are sweet enough this time...

July 12, 2016

Dinner at my house is often a quick look to see what's in the fridge and then figuring out what might go well together. This time of year also includes a quick look in the garden, to see what I can pick. For the recipe below I pulled a red pepper and arugula. Summer cooking can be wonderful. You just need a protein you can throw on the grill and something fresh to put on top. Some of the other easy toppings I like to make are chimichurri with fresh herbs fr...

June 22, 2016

When your garden first starts to give you vegetables, there generally isn't an abundance of any one thing. There may be a few ripe tomatoes, some peas, a handful of kale and fresh herbs. None of them give you enough to make a main dish or even a side dish just on their own. That is where pasta comes in. It makes a great vehicle for all of those fresh vegetables so that you can turn them into a delicious dinner. If you are not a big pasta home because of the...

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