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…

Halloween Eats: Creepy Cauliflower and Angry Shadow Pasta

It’s one of my favorite times of year again – Halloween! And this year I get the chance to prepare an entire dinner’s worth of #halloweeneats. Halloween party food can be tricky – just because it’s on pinterest doesn’t mean that it is a) achievable by us mere mortals and b) that your guests will…

Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar – Fairfax

Mr. Foodie and I are always looking for a great new place to have happy hour in Fairfax. One pub might have great deals, another good food, and another a sunny patio (a major criteria for us since we don’t have a porch, balcony, or yard to speak of), but rarely does one have all…

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….