About the blogger…


My business card says: Writer, story teller, decent cook.

In reality, I spend most of my waking hours working in my 8 by 8 foot cubicle, crunching data and negotiating schedules. Sounds bad, but really it is a great gig. The people are awesome, the pay good, and the coffee free so no complaints from this guy.

But food is my passion, wine my vice. And how fortunate I am to live in a state, a commonwealth actually, where you can still stop by the vegetable stand on the corner and put a dollar in the honor box and take a few ears of fresh corn home for dinner. There are three wineries up the road a piece, two excellent family run coffee shops nearby, and a new place that makes the best ice cream ever.

So follow me as I explore the wide variety of culinary delight found in Virginia. And bring a corkscrew.

As for the moniker “Exploding Potatoes?”  It all started when we I tried to bake some ‘taters in the oven. Long story short: the “boom” startled the puppies, who then alerted me to the cacophony in the kitchen. Who knew you were supposed to stab potatoes with a fork first?

Oh, and as of St. Patrick’s Day 2014, I have been on a Vegan diet. This could be the biggest challenge yet.


4 thoughts on “About the blogger…

  1. writernubbin

    I like your sense of humor and cooking adventures! They go hand in hand don’t they? Same with raising kids. OK, I’m going to add this other blog of yours to my list to read too. 🙂

  2. Hi D.J.,
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