Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  Food & Flowers?
[ 1 ] January 10, 2017 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Food & Flowers?

Thanks to ProFlowers for sharing this week’s Etiquette Tip.  Ever thought about what dishes pair well with a particular flower?  No?  You are NOT alone!  As 2017 ushers in new beginnings, I am hoping to improve on my hosting skills, which includes tablescapes.  Here’s a quick, nifty guide to perk up your dinner table. *Graphic […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:   “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition
[ 0 ] November 15, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition

JKGF loves a good cause.  Here is one that will let some of the top mixologist showcase their skills.  Deets below: WHAT:          All Set Restaurant & Bar will host a “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition sponsored by Absolut Vodka  with the judging experience taking place from 8 PM to 10 PM.  Ten bartenders from DC, Maryland and […]

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Slice of Life is Back!
[ 0 ] October 25, 2016 |

Slice of Life is Back!

Slice of Life is back and we are excited to share this annual pie sale.  Slice of life is one of the most basic ways to give back to the community:  buy a pie, provide one full day of meals for a Food & Friends client-children and adults battling cancer, HIV/AIDS, or other critical illnesses. […]

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Why I LOVE the Slow Cooker

Tonight’s Dinner
[ 0 ] August 4, 2014 |

Tonight’s Dinner

Monday’s are made for good home cooked meals! Tonight I share my supper, Chicken and Vegetable Curry, adapted from Fitness Magazine. I added five boneless, skinless chicken thighs to get more protein in this dish. Paired with rosemary quinoa, this curry will definitely be tomorrow’s lunch. What’s cooking in your kitchen?

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Johnna’s Award Winning Meatballs
[ 0 ] May 23, 2012 |

Johnna’s Award Winning Meatballs

Meatballs: 1 pound(s) ground beef 1 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 2 medium onion, chopped fine 4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 5 slices of Bacon (sliced into 1″ pieces) Kosher salt (*to taste) Black Pepper (*to taste) 4 large eggs Spicy Meat Sauce: 2 tbsp. olive oil Crushed red pepper flakes (*to […]

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Johnna Had A Little Lamb…
[ 16 ] February 10, 2012 |

Johnna Had A Little Lamb…

Experimenting with lamb has been a hobby of mines for quite some time so when the opportunity was presented to have some good old fashioned competition (*courtesy Border Springs Farm lamb) in seasoning it up and cooking it, I jumped on it. The problem with jumping head first into a commitment is ensuring you have […]

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Drinks on Me

Food and Wine Festival @ Carrabba’s Italian Grill
[ 0 ] March 15, 2017 |

Food and Wine Festival @ Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Meet me at the upcoming Food and Wine Festival at Carrabba’s Italian Grill.  Nothing goes together better than food and vino! Event Details: Carrabba’s invites you to sip, savor and celebrate Spring at Carrabba’s Food & Wine Festival. Join us for endless tastes of over 40 wines paired with Chef-selected appetizers and small plates. Spanning […]

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Happy Hour Alert: The Greene Turtle
[ 0 ] March 1, 2017 |

Happy Hour Alert: The Greene Turtle

Check out The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille’s all-new Happy Hour.  Specials and recommendations are below.  This has officially been added to the happy hour roster. Happy Hour Specials Monday-Thursday 3PM-6PM and 10PM-Close Monday: $5 Mule Mondays (Caribbean or Canadian Mule) Tuesday: Two for Tuesday (double points for Greene Turtle Rewards members) Wednesday: Wine Down […]

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Cocktail of the Week:  Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit
[ 0 ] December 7, 2016 |

Cocktail of the Week: Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit

*Recipe courtesy Sagamore Spirit Rye.  Sweet and citrus meet in a glass. Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye .5 oz. Orange Juice .5 oz. Lemon Juice .5 oz. Maple Syrup Directions: Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker over ice.  Shake and serve over ice.  Garnish with orange slices and dash of nutmeg.  Serve. *Johnna’s tip: […]

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What's Going On

Quick, Fast, Easy, Healthy.  And Affordable.
[ 0 ] March 16, 2017 |

Quick, Fast, Easy, Healthy. And Affordable.

The restaurant boasts “making food from scratch”, avoiding “added sugar and bad fats, and through attention to sourcing, they rule out chemicals and dangerous ingredients no one can pronounce”. This is what good lunch is made of!

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Wine Down Wednesday Just Got Easier.
[ 0 ] March 8, 2017 |

Wine Down Wednesday Just Got Easier.

Easy, breezy way to get to Wine Down Wednesday:  Wine Concierge by DCanter.  Recently, JKGF tried out DCanter’s Wine Concierge service and it made our wine anxiety go down exponentially.  Not being a sommolier but wanting to drink the best wines leaves us spending more time than necessary at the store.  DCanter has made it […]

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Spring in D.C. Means Lots o’ Events.  Check Them Out Here:
[ 0 ] March 7, 2017 |

Spring in D.C. Means Lots o’ Events. Check Them Out Here:

The Cherry Blossoms are here and Mockingbird Hill (1843 7th Street NW) and Southern Efficiency (1841 7th Street NW), have transformed their spaces into Cherry Blossom PUB’s (Pop-Up Bar), an ode to Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful season.  Check out the Southern Efficiency space in the pic above.  Very festive, we love it! Maryland’s largest hoedown returns to the Maryland State […]

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Products to Watch

Sip & Dry
[ 0 ] January 25, 2017 |

Sip & Dry

There a few things I am fussy about when it comes to beauty care mostly because I take the simplistic approach to these things.  Less is better.  The one thing I am anal about, however, is my hair.  I loathe doing my hair so I take the easiest approach to the process by having it […]

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Cocktail of the Week:  Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit
[ 0 ] December 7, 2016 |

Cocktail of the Week: Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit

*Recipe courtesy Sagamore Spirit Rye.  Sweet and citrus meet in a glass. Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye .5 oz. Orange Juice .5 oz. Lemon Juice .5 oz. Maple Syrup Directions: Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker over ice.  Shake and serve over ice.  Garnish with orange slices and dash of nutmeg.  Serve. *Johnna’s tip: […]

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Good Book Alert:  Building a Healthy Child
[ 0 ] November 16, 2016 |

Good Book Alert: Building a Healthy Child

Having a baby soon?  Building a Healthy Child should be added to your reading list.  JKGF received a copy and could not put it down (*no expecting alerts here, just a really intriguing look into a babies diet).  In “Building a Healthy Child,” naturopathic doctor Melina Roberts shares a program that outlines ways parents can build […]

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Maryland Eats

Food and Wine Festival @ Carrabba’s Italian Grill
[ 0 ] March 15, 2017 |

Food and Wine Festival @ Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Meet me at the upcoming Food and Wine Festival at Carrabba’s Italian Grill.  Nothing goes together better than food and vino! Event Details: Carrabba’s invites you to sip, savor and celebrate Spring at Carrabba’s Food & Wine Festival. Join us for endless tastes of over 40 wines paired with Chef-selected appetizers and small plates. Spanning […]

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Wine Down Wednesday Just Got Easier.
[ 0 ] March 8, 2017 |

Wine Down Wednesday Just Got Easier.

Easy, breezy way to get to Wine Down Wednesday:  Wine Concierge by DCanter.  Recently, JKGF tried out DCanter’s Wine Concierge service and it made our wine anxiety go down exponentially.  Not being a sommolier but wanting to drink the best wines leaves us spending more time than necessary at the store.  DCanter has made it […]

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Spring in D.C. Means Lots o’ Events.  Check Them Out Here:
[ 0 ] March 7, 2017 |

Spring in D.C. Means Lots o’ Events. Check Them Out Here:

The Cherry Blossoms are here and Mockingbird Hill (1843 7th Street NW) and Southern Efficiency (1841 7th Street NW), have transformed their spaces into Cherry Blossom PUB’s (Pop-Up Bar), an ode to Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful season.  Check out the Southern Efficiency space in the pic above.  Very festive, we love it! Maryland’s largest hoedown returns to the Maryland State […]

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