Saturday in Leesburg

One of our favorite places to spend the weekends is out and about in Leesburg. Whether it is at some of their gorgeous wineries or breweries, grabbing cappuccinos at Shoe’s, treasure hunting at antique or reclaimed materials places, or going for a hike – it is truly filled with countless opportunities for family fun andContinue reading “Saturday in Leesburg”

Fried Squash Blossoms

It sounds a bit pretentious, but when I was studying abroad in Italy, I met up with a distant relative who showed myself and a few friends around the Italian countryside. She showed us the aqueducts, Bocca della Verita, this keyhole that when you peek through it all you see is the most manicured treeContinue reading “Fried Squash Blossoms”

Homemade Applesauce

Last weekend, we ventured out west to Markham, VA, where we visited one of the local orchards and indulged in one of our favorite seasonal activities – apple picking. (Although, truth be told we venture out west in the spring and summer too for other fruits such as berries and peaches.) About an hour drive outsideContinue reading “Homemade Applesauce”