Herby Chickpeas

Meatless Monday Is life crazy? Are you feeling lazy? (For me, at this time of the semester, yes to both.) This herby garbanzo recipe is enjoyed by everyone in the family, tastes really fresh, and comes together in a snap. Enjoy these herby and lemony legumes as a side (we like them on Friday night … More Herby Chickpeas

Taste: Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Arugula Salad

More Meatless Monday deliciousness… Poor brussels sprouts; relegated to the realms of despised vegetables that deserve a second chance. If the mention of them has you wrinkling up your nose, this recipe bears no resemblance to the mushy, farty orbs you are probably thinking of. On behalf of underdog vegetables everywhere, I implore you to … More Taste: Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Arugula Salad

Teach: Lexington Market

Our second stop on our urban food systems field trip to Baltimore was the venerable Lexington Market. Lexington Market is a representative of the thriving city market system which was once the way most city dwellers got their fresh foods prior to the advent of grocery stores. My English 101 students were there to learn more … More Teach: Lexington Market

Teach: Johns Hopkins University Food Systems Lab

This semester my food-themed Honors English 101 has been exploring issues of food justice through our class discussions and texts. One of the books we read was Will  Allen’s Good Food Revolution. It’s an extraordinary story that details Allen’s relationship with agriculture and how he came to establish a year-round urban farm in a food … More Teach: Johns Hopkins University Food Systems Lab

Taste: Lavender Latte

Lavender is well known for its tantalizing scent and aromatherapy benefits. Research has documented its efficacy in reducing stress, improving insomnia, and more.  Many of us probably have enjoyed the fragrance of a lavender candle, bath bomb, or essential oil at some point, but what about tasting lavender?  Lavender is delicious in savory and sweet … More Taste: Lavender Latte