Exploring local culture through food and drink.

Welcome! Julia Eats is a food and lifestyle blog exploring local food, beverages, and products. After living the expat life in Spain and Mexico, I’ve returned to my home of Frederick, Maryland to rediscover all that this wonderful area has to offer. Thanks for visiting!

Latest Posts

What is a Pawpaw and Where Have They Been All My Life?

Last Saturday morning, I was on my way to the 7th Annual PawPaw Festival at Long Creek Homestead to answer those questions. It was almost ridiculous how excited I was to try my first pawpaw. I had never even heard of pawpaws before last September when I saw an advertisement for the 6th Annual PawPaw […]

fox haven organic farm fields

Connecting to the Land at Fox Haven Farm

Lately I’ve had a yearning to live an earthier, more grounded life. I live in this beautiful place surrounded by mountains and fields and I want to explore it, get to know it. Since I’m always curious about what I can find to eat, foraging for wild edible plants seemed like a good place to […]

Peppermint lemon balm tea

Garden Fresh Peppermint and Lemon Balm Tea

Peppermint is taking over my garden and it makes me very happy. I purposefully planted the mint in a bare spot that I wanted to fill in and it reliably covered all of the open space. It has established itself as the ruler of its domain, effectively blocking all weeds. It is bordered by a […]

Hot milk cake strawberries whipped cream

Hot Milk Cake with Fresh-Picked Strawberries

The best strawberry shortcake starts in the field with perfectly sun ripened strawberries that you picked with your own hands. Strawberry season is well underway in Maryland. In fact, it typically goes from late-May through mid-June, so hurry and get them while you can. We filled our buckets at Glade Link Farms on a beautiful […]


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