ALAN PARTRIDGE

EARTH DAY SHOUT OUT

To one of our favorite jolly green giants, Ed Begley Jr!

We saw him, along with fellow Earth-fan Al Gore, speak at the 1997 or 8 (or 9, good GRIEF that was a long time ago!) Earth Day celebration on the National Mall.

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HOT DOG RECALL

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TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE WE GO…

What with all the hams, and lambs, and marshmallow-flecked sweet potatoes, we want to bring something a little lighter to the Easter table this year. We have two recipes that are elegant, unfussy, festive enough for the big day, and yet so simple and nourishing that you’ll want to have them all spring and summer long. 

First up is an ASPARAGUS AND GRUYERE TART, adapted from the O.G. queen of intimate and artful food-based gatherings, Martha Stewart.

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THE WASHINGTON POST’S ANNUAL PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST

Every year, in celebration of Easter, the Washington Post searches for the raddest diorama featuring Peeps marshmallow bunnies and chicks (or are they ducks? Doesn’t matter, actually. It’s all festive). The most “peepable moments” are iconic scenes from iconic movies, or a depiction of a historic event in our culture, politics, or pop. Every year they get more interestingly rendered and intricately detailed, and we absolutely love it. 

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