Bringing Down the White Picket Fence

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There’s just something about being a Jersey Girl that keeps me grounded.  Perhaps everybody feels this way about their home state.  Maybe being a Wyoming Girl is just as cool, just as delicious, just as fabulous.  What I do know is this: living in Maryland during my early adult years, I quickly realized being a crab cake eating, Old Bay spicing, Natty Boh drinking girl ranks just as high as Jersey Girl… Read More

Yesterday, we began our day quietly sipping coffee at America’s Cup and ended the day with an order of pasta fagioli and a Dizzy Dame sandwich from The Speakeatery.  In between, I got my locks pampered at Hot Mess Salon while Paul took his camera out in the cold morning air to grab a photo.  Later, we enjoyed our favorite Firecracker Roll at Taka’s new and trendy Cookman location.  There we met and… Read More

We have a dear friend who has a spectacular vegetable garden in his backyard.  A visit to his house in the summer guarantees that we’ll leave with a bag of the most beautiful, crisp, and green collard greens we’ve ever had the pleasure of bringing into our kitchen.  When we asked him recently if he ever grew kale, his response was, “I was eating kale before you healthy people discovered kale was cool.”… Read More

This is our “terrace” as I like to call it.  The place where Paul and I spend most of our summer days taking a break from the stressful demands of the school year.  You can usually find us just inches from the water, lounging in our Tommy Bahama chairs, each of us with our noses stuck inside a good book. Behind us, in all its grandeur, sits Convention Hall, a building with… Read More