You’ve Picked a Peck of Peaches, Now What? (Recipes Included)

Late summer peaches are one of life’s sweetest joys. We are lucky to live near a bunch of farms that grow peaches AND allow you to spend an afternoon picking them. My family and I recently trekked to Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA to take advantage of their bounty.  

August 17, 2015

Jerry’s Gourmet Berries: Some of the Most Delicious Superfoods at the Reston Farmers Market

You’ve probably heard that berries are high in antioxidants, but did you know that research has shown that they can help to fight or prevent several illnesses? One vendor at the Reston Farmers Market is so impressed with the health benefits of berries that he has built a career around them. Jerry’s Gourmet Berries is a family-owned farm located…

July 29, 2015

Save Room for Dessert: Where to Get the Best Pies Nearby

This week we’ve covered turkey, wine, side dishes and vegetarian options for your Thanksgiving meal. Hopefully, you’ve saved room for dessert because today it’s pie time! We’ve explored Reston and surrounding areas for the next best thing to homemade. Pumpkin, apple or pecan — these pies are sure to loosen some belts and make you the hero…

November 21, 2014

Butterscotch Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies are an October tradition for my family, and I look forward to them at least as much as Christmas cookies. The world needs more fall cookies! These pumpkin treats are absolutely delicious, with a soft, fluffy texture and decadent butterscotch frosting. I got this recipe years ago from my sister-in-law, who got it from her mother,…

October 9, 2014