A Week in the Life of Fairfax Foodie

I was doubly-inspired this week by GrubStreet’s “The Grub Street Diet” series and by a friend’s insistence that I *must* eat like a queen all the time (probably because my Insta makes my eating life look much more glamorous than it is). So here is a week in the life of Fairfax Foodie. I’d like…

Pride Goeth Before the Lamb Cake Tips Over

Happy Belated Easter! I wasn’t sure I’d do an Easter foodie post because this year my parents-in-law made the vast majority of the awesome food that we ate. But I couldn’t help myself 😉 After following the Mid-Century Menu Blog for years, I decided to finally buy a lamb cake pan and participate in the…

Braised Cucumbers

It’s been a while! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been cooking. But blogging? That took a backseat to a rather ambitious work agenda. Happy to say it’s been a pretty good academic year. The funny thing is I find myself cooking for my mom’s house again because she fell and damaged…

Roasted Broccoli Rabe

One of the major upsides of being displaced from my home for a week is that I have company at lunch time. As I mentioned earlier this week, I haven’t been “making” a lunch for my mom and I other than putting a sandwich together and heating some soup, but I still get out the…

Comfort and Coffee Cake

So we are living in my parents’ house this week because our neighborhood decided to undertake a massive road repaving project that would effectively trap us in the house for a week. I guess they figured most people aren’t leaving their houses anyway, so why not? But Mr. Foodie goes to work every day and…