I've lived and worked in the Washington DC area for more than 12 years. Having grown up on a small Midwestern farm, I love the diversity of ingredients and food in this area -- though I do miss the surplus of sweet corn, tomatoes, and other produce from my mom's garden every summer. I love to cook, bake, and entertain. I have a major weakness for dishes and serving pieces. I appreciate a good BLT at home as much as I do dinner at a fine restaurant. Two things you'll always find in my refrigerator are fresh lemons and butter, and in my pantry good quality chocolate and the makings for chocolate chip cookies.
What's your ideal/favorite meal?
Braised short ribs with mashed potatoes in the winter; a good tomato sandwich in the summer
What's your favorite kitchen tool?
My KitchenAid mixer
What's something you'd like a chance to eat or cook?