This trip was thankfully a bit longer than others, in large part due to the fact that my sister, her husband, and two daughters live here, and we turned it into a bit of a family weekend with Gary and the boys coming down for part of it.
Best reason for spending 4 days in DC:
- My sister, Elizabeth, her husband Markie, and their two girls.
Great things I ate:
- Excellent sashimi and vegetable tempura at Sushiko in Chevy Chase, MD
- More sashimi at Spice’s
- At my sister’s house, a big bowl of salty olives, tortellini with vodka sauce, and steamed artichokes
- The gorgeous LivingSocial event facility at 918 F Street, where I taught a cooking class for moms. Every room was cooler than the next, and they have a rock climbing wall in the office for employees to blow off any pent-up energy.
Great bookstores I visited:
Awfully glad I met:
- Cathy Barrow aka Mrs. Wheelbarrow, who has been writing wonderful articles on canning, and gave me a jar of her own strawberry jam with black pepper.
Best thing I did:
- Cooked dinner with my sister and a bunch of other volunteers at Miriam’s Kitchen, which has, under the direction of Steve Badt, revolutionized the idea of what a soup kitchen could be, sourcing quality ingredients from great sources and treating the food and the clients with great care. The menu was from The Mom 100: Japanese Restaurant Salad, Teriyaki Beef, Shrimp Stir-Fried Rice, Fudgy One-Pot Brownies, and Berries with Sweetened Yogurt.