Ask A Chef

So I wrote a great piece on the power of food and sadly had to submit before I could get material from all of my sources (curse you procrastination !).  I still have great stuff rolling in and I’m not one to waste. This has led me to an awesome new idea I will be…

Stephen Hamilton: My Food Porn Idol

His images are appealing in ways that make a person hungry. Not like “I could eat” hungry rather his images make me “I must absolutely have that now” hungry.

Foodie Gifts for 2016

The holiday season is upon us, in full swing if you will.  I’m sitting on the couch with my littlest munchkin.  He’s adorable, but sicker than all get out with a nasty cough and a 102 fever.  To keep his little spirits up we’re talkin about Christmas and Santa between naps. I stopped making wishlists…

Chesters Pastry Pantry Bakery

See that humble little box right there? You’re looking at a South Jersey institution and you don’t even know it. What the box doesn’t say is “Chester’s.”  You tell a South Jersey native you’re bringing Chester’s and thus the drooling begins. The Pastry Pantry Bakery has been a holiday staple in my family since waaat…

Food Photography Session 

In Hood College’s Photography II course, or Photo Deuce as I like to call it, we prepared a stunning spread of yummy subjects in Carson Cottage. Our super talented crew spent two hours under the direction of our instructor, Tim Jacobsen, learning the ins and outs of food styling and lighting.  This was our first…

Hood College Food; Aramark Can Do Better

Hood students fork over premiums for lackluster yet super priced “healthy” food options. Every day across the Hood College campus students make a huge decision; what do I want for lunch? While we have three distinct options immediately available to us, has anyone actually taken the time to look at the cost and quality of…

Hootch and Banter

Swag, class, style, and originality; not gonna lie… I dig Hootch and Banter.  The staff is just friggen amazing.  Everyone is just down to earth and hella relatable. The room is gorgeous. This photo legit does it no justice despite being graced my my foodie friend Synn.  Take your mind to an era of fedoras,…

Tilted Kilt Hagerstown 

Every now and again, my husband I do venture into chain establishments.  The Tilted Kilt is a touch cliche with its scantily clad vixens, however the food is mostly good and the bar is well stocked. The lighting is dim, the tv’s are huge and plentiful.  The drinks are not terrible, but could use a…

Rex’s Downtown Grill

So my buddy Aidan came with me to school last week and decided he needed some legit chicken tenders for lunch.  Some friends told me we could get a chill atmosphere and a badass burger at Rex’s, so we hopped in the car to check the place out. Aidan loved the decor, it was modern…

28 South

Corbin did something awesome and was awarded a “purple” day at Smithsburg Elementary.  He’s in pre-k learning to be an awesome human, so a “purple”day is to be celebrated.  We picked him up from school and headed to a lunch out at 28 South in Hagerstown. You’ll learn real quick that my kiddos love chicken…

Hood College Food Day Part 2: The Lecture

In her 30 minute Food Day lecture at Hood College, author Natasha Bowens “Sprinkle(d) through unpacking this (Food Justice), and it’s some heavy stuff” Farmers market were selling foods that were not culturally appropriate, sellers only spoke English and were Caucasian. Underrepresented as a woman of color in the healthy food movement, she set out to…

Hood College Food Day Part 1: The Food

On October 24, 2016, armed with my friends Jeanne Robinson and John Curran, I attended the Food Day Event at Hood College.  It’s Hood, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect food wise.  Honestly, I was a tad scared.  However, that was entirely unnecessary. World Food Day according to their site, “Established by the Food…