Feasting Pretty: El Centro D.F. Restaurant in DC

El Centro D.F.

I just came back from a week at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate/Baja California, Mexico.  I felt like I got back to my roots and love of Mexican cuisine, so I’m excited for the opening of El Centro D.F. restaurant in DC next month.  The restaurant will serve Mexican comfort food which growing up in [...]

Feasting Pretty: Jessup Cellars Wine Ambassador (Please Vote for Me)

Jessup Ambassador

Dearest readers. In February Jessup Cellars in Napa Valley, California put out a call on Facebook for a Wine Ambassador.  Jessup is choosing four individuals as ambassadors and I made the Elite Eight. What I need for you all to do is vote for me on Facebook.  The voting ends April 1 and you can [...]

Feasting Pretty: My Father’s Daughter Cookbook by Gwyneth Paltrow

My Father's Daughter

Gwyneth Paltrow gets a bad rap from many people so if you are not a fan I understand this post may not be for you.  When I first read that she was going to create a cookbook I knew I needed it in my kitchen repertoire.  I am still envious of her foodie road tour [...]

Feasting Pretty: Olive Oil Tasting McEvoy Ranch

McEvoy Oil

I think of food in the same way I think of beauty.  It’s an obsession.  I should take a photo of my pantry, but it is totally in disarray.  I’m in the process of organizing all my spices which I collect when I travel.  The collection includes various peppers and salts, but now it’s olive [...]

Feasting Pretty: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Around My French Table

Dorie Greenspan is a baker and cook who I have been following for years.  Personally, I don’t like to bake.  It’s the precise measurements that bother me.  But, one of my goals this year is to conquer this fear.  I bring in Dorie.  I can actually say that Dorie is living my dream.  A home [...]

Feasting Pretty: Justin’s Nut Butter

Justin's

Lord help the day!  I discovered Justin’s Nut Butter on accident in its tiny and glorious little packet.  Then I’m watching The Cooking Channel and their it is again.  It’s fate and a must have.  It’s so addicting that I was on the hunt for it.  It’s my go to nut butter to put on [...]

Feasting Pretty: Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark

WS PB

Christmas is just not the same with Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark in my kitchen. It’s a Christmas tradition of mine to have this in my home.  I am sure if I put myself to the task I could make it myself, but it’s Christmas and I could use all the food help I can get.  It’s [...]

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Wine

I have been a wine girl since my early 20s.  It started with me wanting to learn more about wine and never wanting to feel intimidated by a wine menu.  I'm sure we have all been at a restaurant, handed a wine menu, and insecurity of not knowing how to read a wine list.  The [...]

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: L’Âge de Thé

I start every day with a cup of coffee.  But, I'm like the potion lady (mom) because once I've had my daily cup of coffee it's tea for the rest of the day.  I give you – L'Âge de Thé. This tea company specializes in rare and unique tea blends that are perfect for the [...]

Feasting Pretty: The Soul of a New Cuisine by Marcus Samuelsson

The plus side to working from home is  the ability to plan and implement my weekly lunch and dinner menus.  I was always on the frugal side for lunch because I rather spend my money on travel than a quick meal in D.C. which gets expensive very quickly.  I did treat myself once a week, [...]

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