Fairfax-Foodie Holiday Part 1 – We <3 Lefse

It’s a new year and a new day! One of my resolutions is to restart this blog because even though I took a temporary break to finish my dissertation, I’m constantly thinking about all the foodie fun that I want to share with you (yes! I passed my defense. Now I’m Dr. Fairfax Foodie :). 2017…

Persimmon Apple Pie

Fall is finally here! And with it, the fall bounty of my father-in-law’s garden. The other day he sent us home with a huge bag of persimmons plucked from his beautiful persimmon tree. I was surprised to learn that he grew up eating them in his hometown Aboud, Palestine because I’m more familiar with them…

Lavender Lemon Scones -#FavoriteThingsFriday

Over the Labor Day holiday weekend, Mr. Foodie and I visited White Oak Lavender Farm and The Purple WOLF Winery in Harrisonburg, VA. It was a quick trip, but it did wonders for my mental health. Mr. Foodie and I cooked steak and asparagus the first night on the most dangerous grill I’ve ever seen….

Grilled Brie

I know that summer is over now 😦 But the good news is that it is still grilling season (can anyone say tailgating?). Mr. Foodie and I love to roll our tiny grill out on the driveway and show off to our fellow condo neighbors while we sip fancy cocktails and use our phone as…

The Perfect Summer Party Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

For this Memorial Day weekend, Mr. Foodie and I squeezed in some fun (around work :P) with our family and friends. For one of these occasions we wanted to bring a recipe I’ve been dying to make ever since I saw it while scrolling past my instagram feed: Strawberry Shortcake with Biscuits! Unfortunately I did…