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Musings on Swing

I travel a lot. I’m on planes a lot. On a Friday afternoon recently, headed back home to DCA from Madison, I needed to clear my brain. I turned to my trusty iPhone to provide some soothing tunes. Offline Pandora provided me one of my favorite stations: Swing Radio. Now, …

With the Hoodies

Despite the chilly winds and persistent 40-degree days here in D.C., there is no doubt that Spring is here. The cherry blossoms …

A Farm Dinner with the Past

In H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald writes: “I once asked my friends if they’d ever held things that gave them a …

Be TRUE to Your Cocktail

We all know how important fresh, high quality ingredients are to great cooking. Using dried herbs just isn’t the same as fresh. …

Brews and Chews

It’s Friday night. A hot summer Friday night. You’re ready for a cold brew. But, what to pair with that artisanal micro-brew? …