Hailing from an elk farm in New Hampshire, Kira has left the days of lifting 50 pound bales of hay behind and is currently exploring the city cuisines of Washington, D.C.--in the most sustainable way possible. When she is not working for the man, she enjoys running, any thing with a latino flair, dabbling in painting, and, it goes without saying of course, cooking, and, yes, eating. The food she could not live without? Cheese. Chocolate. Coffee. and Wine. Favorite thing to cook? Anything baked.
Recent Posts by Kira:
The way Dim Sum was described to me, as we waited for our table was “something like Chinese Tapas”. It was similar to tapas – a large table sharing small plates. I think that we ought to eat more meals in this fashion. It can be slightly overwhelming for me because I love to try it each new food that arrives in front of me. I appreciate the acceptance of sharing the food and tasting every flavor.
Last night, I attended my first D.C. Pride event and I am completely sold. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company presented SpeakeasyDC’s production of “Don’t Ask, Do Tell: stories about coming out, coming clean, or just plain coming.” SpeakeasyDC puts on a great show: bluntly honest, hysterical, and heartfelt. This production not only exceeded expectations, but it brought something else to the evening as well: non-judgmental Pride.
Pop-up restaurants and food trucks, remind us how susceptible we are to the marketing ploys. We can be easily convinced that a we really need to have a $15 lobster roll for lunch from the roving cart across the street, just as we can be convinced to go out and buy an expensive meal at the fancy limited time only joint around the corner.
While it is a health issue, it is also a mental issue of treating food as something different than what it is – nourishment and energy. I didn’t give up sweets because I think there is anything bad about them, though moderation is still a good thing to practice, but rather, I think it is something to be appreciated and enjoyed and limiting myself can help me to remember.