Nevin Martell, Washington Post

Nevin Martell

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Silver Spring, MD, United States

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Past articles by Nevin:

8 edible flowers that will dress up your garden — and your plate

Plenty of easy-to-grow flowers that bring energy and beauty to your garden are also completely edible. → Read More

The D.C. area’s best family restaurants, according to chefs with kids

Looking for a spot that tolerates loud, messy kids and makes the whole family happy? These chefs have some recommendations. → Read More

Whimsical, funny, vulgar: A brief history of the garden gnome

What have become known as garden gnomes in the States and England can be traced to dwarf statues that originated in Germany around the early 19th century. → Read More

Heirloom seeds can yield robust, tastier veggies. Here’s what to know.

Usually at least 50 years old, heirloom seed varieties offer multiple benefits, and they don’t require special equipment or growing conditions to flourish. → Read More

Chefs Can't Stop Adding this Magic Mold to Their Dishes

Restaurants around DC are obsessed with umami-packed koji. The edible Japanese mold—similar to those found in blue cheese or on cured meats—is a chef’s secret weapon. → Read More

An Appliance Shortage is Delaying Restaurant Openings

The latest challenge for new restaurants: finding a fridge. → Read More

In Japan, Funky Fermented Ice Cream Flavors Are All the Rage

Forward-thinking confectioners are looking back at the country’s age-old fermentation practices to create some of the most interesting modern flavors. → Read More

Seven local sites where you can explore the area’s Indigenous history

From murals to museums, sites in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware highlight the Mid-Atlantic's Native American heritage. → Read More

Skip the store. For fresh herbs this winter, try an indoor garden.

Starting an indoor herb garden is achievable for anyone, and it’s well worth the time and investment. → Read More

You Can Buy Black Truffles at This Local DC Area Farm

Oliv­ia Taylor and her parents, owners of Virginia Truffles in Rixeyville, forage black truffles with the help of their three canines. → Read More

Bar Ivy Chef and Forager Jonathan Till Scours Virginia Forests for Ingredients

You'll find elderberry and pawpaw on the restaurant's menu. → Read More

Seasonal Ingredients You Can Forage Around the Local DC Area

Seasonal foods like pawpaw, maitake and persimmon can all be found around the DC area, and make great additions to your meals. → Read More

5 vegetables to keep your garden harvest going into the winter

With a little effort, some simple equipment and the right plantings, gardens can continue to flourish through the darkest days of the year. → Read More

Eight great places to see the Mid-Atlantic’s migrating birds

In the Mid-Atlantic, migratory bird activity along the Atlantic Flyway peaks in September and October. → Read More

How to make a big splash with a small garden

You can make big dreams happen in a small outdoor space with the right plant choices, artful design and just a little creativity. → Read More

How to make the most of long solo car trips

It is possible to transform long solo car trips into enriching experiences that you won’t dread. Really. → Read More

Six park-and-pitch camping spots for wonderfully woodsy getaways

These campsites across the region make it easy to savor nature without too much hassle. → Read More

In Grenada, a.k.a. the Spice Isle, a foodie paradise blossoms

Grenada is a tropical getaway with plenty to offer food-focused travelers. → Read More

11 tips for turning your yard into a hummingbird haven

We spoke with experts about how to draw hummingbirds to your yard, including how to feed them and what to plant. → Read More

Be a better beachgoer: Eco-conscious and wildlife-friendly

There are ways large and small to leave the beach a healthier place than you found it this summer. → Read More