At the Reston Farmer’s Market: Delicious Gluten-Free Baked Treats

Over the last few years, more than half of my extended family has had to give up gluten for medical reasons. They are dropping like flies around here. Chances are, you know someone who has had to give up gluten, too. At first, that transition was hard for me, a devoted cookie/cake/brownie lover. But gluten-free baked goods…

July 28, 2016

Guest Post: How to Make Homemade Macarons

I first met Reston resident Valeriya Chunikhin through her gorgeous photography on Instagram. Interspersed among her photos of travel, nature, and fashion are images of the amazing macarons that she makes herself. I had always assumed that macarons are too tricky for me to attempt, but Valeriya creates these beautiful French cookies even though she isn’t a professional baker. I figured…

February 11, 2016

Chemistry Doesn’t Get More Fun Than This: Nitro’s Creamery at the Reston Farmers Market

It’s science and ice cream combined! A vendor at the Reston Farmers Market has turned this summer treat into an entertaining display of chemistry in action. With fresh ingredients, your choice of flavors, and a dose of liquid nitrogen, you can have custom ice cream made right in front of you, even on the hottest days. Nitro’s Creamery…

May 12, 2015

Vegetarians at Thanksgiving: How to Keep Them Happy and Nourished

I see you over there in the freezer section, eyeing the Tofurkey and looking confused. I know you mean well. Perhaps you have vegetarian guests coming to your turkey dinner, and you want them to feel included. Or maybe this is your first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, and you’re not sure what to do. The first thing…

November 20, 2014

Decadent Adult Milkshakes à la Ted’s Bulletin

Cupcakes are old news. Haven’t you heard? Since Ted’s Bulletin arrived on the scene in Reston Town Center the buzz has been about spiked milkshakes—creamy, chilled confections with a mighty kick. Taking a cue from their menu, we decided to give it a-go at home and create our own milkshakes inspired by our favorite cocktails. We promise you’ll…

September 7, 2014