I feel like April went by in a flash, where did it go? Fortunately, it looks like spring is (finally) upon DC, and I’m looking forward to some warmer weather! Check out what photos I have capture on my iPhone this month!
After running the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in DC, I needed some new shoes. For running apparel, one of the best places to go in DC (or Virginia) is Pacers. After trying out a bunch I chose these Mizuno‘s- they’re probably a little flashier than I prefer, but fantastic to run in! What races are others running? Any favorites one’s you’ve done before?
While training for a full or half marathon it’s important to get some delicious food, here are some suggestions for great fueling: Garlic Hummus, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Fall Granola, Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Casserole.
Spring days are the best for exploring new neighborhoods and restaurants. Which is exactly what we did when we stopped by Union Market’s Rappahannock Oyster Bar- check out what we ate in our blog post recap! I also mentioned Union Market in the March review, see what I got then!
I had a great Sunday night dinner party with some DC bloggers (Anne, Ericka, Sarah, Sarah, Amy). Sarah, of Why Food Works, wanted to spread the word about her new business in DC, and we got to see how her dinner parties work. Definitely check out the post- Why Food Works: A Dinner Party, and call Sarah to book a fun Friday night activity!
This month was busy for our new house, we had a housewarming with our friends, a brunch housewarming with Sam’s family, and both of our families came to check out the new digs! It was a little hard to choose recipes for people to snack and nibble on (so many choices)! Here are some links to what we made for our visitors: Herbed Almonds, Cream Cheese and Arugula Baguette Bites, Mediterranean Turkey Balls with Herbed Yogurt Sauce, Creamy Ranch Dressing, Lemon Bars, lox and cream cheese, Smokey Quiche, No-Bake Coconut “Cheesecake”, vegetables, fruit. What are your favorite go-to ideas when you host parties?
Thanks to some expert advice from Emily, we tried making a pizza on the grill! So delicious- would anyone be interested in a post on how to do it? What are your favorite pizzas? Some of our creations include: Apple & Smoked Cheese on Whole Wheat and Mushroom & Broccoli Pizza. The one in the photo above is actually a “clean out your fridge” pizza.
When my parents were visiting DC, we took a day trip to Annapolis. As we wandered through the cute city, we stumbled upon Seasons. It’s an olive oil and vinegar taproom- a way to sample delicious oils and vinegars. After trying out some, we each bough a couple to try out in our salads!
Coincidentally, salads have been taking over our Food Matters Project posts! But they are all so delicious! Check out the Bulgur Wheat Mango Salad with Avocado (above) or the Spinach Cobb Salad with Caper-Anchovy Vinaigrette. Or see what other recipes we’ve made from the Food Matters Project.
I went to Nashville, Tennessee this past weekend to run the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon. Thanks to a great Food & Wine article and from Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil, we got some great food recommendations. I’ll be doing a post about the delicious meals soon.
Lastly, while at the expo- we got to hear Kara Goucher speak and take a photo with her! It was really exciting for all of us. The girls running weekend turned out great, even though we had some crummy weather. Thanks for an awesome time: Becky, Beth, Cassie, Katie, Katie, Lianne, and Sarah! (two of these ladies are bloggers, so definitely check their blogs out for more Nashville fun)