Connect the Dots to See Racism in the Food System, Then Work to Change It

Originally published as a guest blog for Food Systems New England's 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge on April 16, 2019 When I took over Edible Chesapeake magazine in 2006, I made a conscious decision to include my photo with the publisher’s letter each quarter. I wanted to be recognizable, and not just because I’ve always dreamt of being… Continue reading Connect the Dots to See Racism in the Food System, Then Work to Change It


Best Use of Butternut Squash in a Baking Role

I love butternut squash soup (my sister, Stacy, made a delicious soup yesterday when it was rainy and cold), and I love roasted butternut squash as well. But I think the prize for best use of butternut squash in a baking role goes to these Chai-Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins from my friend Elizabeth Stark's Brooklyn… Continue reading Best Use of Butternut Squash in a Baking Role

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Calvert Eats Local

Despite a tornado warning, a couple of dozen local food lovers braved the elements last night, September 17, in order to share their enthusiasm for eating local at a potluck meeting of Calvert Eats Local. The group was started about 10 years ago by Greg Bowen, executive director of the American Chestnut Land Trust and… Continue reading Calvert Eats Local

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Woohoo! I’m Number One . . . For the Moment

All the advice I've read about marketing your first book cautions that you can drive yourself crazy looking at Amazon rankings, because no one really knows how the algorithm works that feeds them. Still, you just kinda can't help it, especially in this pre-launch phase when there is little else to go on to let… Continue reading Woohoo! I’m Number One . . . For the Moment


Chesapeake Farm to Table

Kudos to Fair Farms Maryland for this great video that features some of my favorite Maryland farmers, Jack and Beckie Gurley of Calvert's Gift Farm. Not only are they mentors to many of the farmers populating farmers markets today, but they started Chesapeake Farm to Table, a smart, efficient and transparent way to connect Baltimore-area farmers like… Continue reading Chesapeake Farm to Table