Savory Roasted Chickpeas

I have made these chickpeas with such enthusiasm for so long that I should have shared them with you long before. You know how much I love...more

Classic Pantry Waffles

Most of the reasons why I was excited to find a real house involved the kitchen. A gas oven. Natural light for taking pictures ....more

Cherry Breakfast Bake

Ugh, moving. Even though this most recent relocation is over, there is still quite a bit to do to make ourselves feel at home. Welcoming a new puppy into our pack has set back our settling in quite a bit, so I’m just now ready to share my last DC-baked meal ....more

Train Tripping from Kyoto

One of the best parts about traveling in Japan is the train system, which is so efficient and convenient that day trips are an absolute must. Kyoto and Osaka are surrounded by a bunch of fantastic day trip destinations, but my absolute favorite was Nara. The enormous population of peaceful, friendly, fearless, free-roaming deer make Nara one of the most special places we visited during our time in Japan ....more

Cultured in Kyoto

Spend a few days in Kyoto, and you’ll be exhausted but enriched. There are TOO many sights to see, most of which fall into the temples and gardens category. Most of these attractions surround the edges of the city, which makes it difficult to sightsee efficiently ....more

Witty in the City of Brotherly Love

Let’s take a 14 hour flight away from Japan so I can share my other news…Witty in the City is moving to Philadelphia! (Thank heavens I had the foresight to choose a generic-ish name for this website.) Tears have been shed, both happy and sad, about leaving DC– our home for the past 10 very transformative years. Our move is precipitated more by fate than by choice: David graduated from medical school (hooray!!) and was placed at a hospital in Philadelphia for his residency ....more

Temples & Tatami: Nikko and Takayama

One of the best things about traveling in Japan is the extensive and efficient train system. We took one (usually more than one) almost every day. As a day trip from Tokyo, we travelled north to Nikko, a town with a huge and wooded temple complex designated as a world heritage site ....more

Taste of Tokyo

I’m baaack…from Japan! It was the most fantastic whirlwind. We visited 8 cities and walked an average of 10 miles a day gathering all the experiences we could manage ....more

Suspense and Intrigue

Lots of changes and exciting developments have been brewing here at Witty headquarters. Life has been a whirlwind that will keep on whirling for the next few weeks, so don’t expect any new content between now and then. But, I promise, when that new content arrives…you’ll be riveted! ...more

The Power of Dogs, and Craft Kombucha

The best way to make a bunch of amazing friends is to get a dog. As soon as we got Stella, our social circle expanded in the most wonderful ways. The friends we met in the dog park that first summer have stuck with us ever since, to the point where I really need to stop calling them my dog park friends ....more