Make Gin, Drink Gin

A new distillery opened in DC recently, and it’s the only one you’ll find here. It is located a few blocks away from the new Union Market on an industrial and nearly barren street. The door is unmarked except for a wooden plank stenciled with the address, a minimalist-chic overhead light, and a doorbell marked “Ring Bell For Gin.” After ringing that bell and being ushered inside, my food adventure-seeking friends and I got a tour of New Columbia Distillers. … Continue reading

Rob’s Perfectly-Brined Pork Chops

These pork chops from my friend Rob are amazing. His was the first one I ate in probably 15 years, and oh boy, I was missing out on pure deliciousness for a long time. I got a craving and used his recipe to make them myself, and you should too.  The pork chops are brined in a concoction that smells like fall for 12 hours and then seared on a grill. Rob serves his chops with peppers and onions, but … Continue reading

Lizzy Love’s Coconut Granola

It seems like this is the week of sharing recipes from friends. Cooking these recipes makes me feel like my friends are a little closer, and that is always wonderful. Liz gave me her granola recipe in a beautiful recipe book, and I can’t decide which was a better gift. This granola is the best I’ve ever had. I sprinkle it (more like shovel it) into my morning Greek yogurt, and it’s the best way to start the day. As … Continue reading