Kitchenability Blog - Nisa Burns Cochran


Dining & Drinking in Napa Valley, SF, Big Sur & San Luis Obispo

Napa Valley vineyard | @kitchenability

So, I am back from my trip to California! Man, do I love the West Coast! The food, the wine, the wine, the food…and the weather!! Did I mention the wine? I know this post may be a little late. My apologies if you all have been following my Instagram feed. I have decided to go back to school and, well, I am back in […]

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Coastal Virginia Magazine “Best Of” 2015 Party

Billy and Nisa Cochran | @kitchenability

I was invited by Coastal Virginia Magazine to attend their “Best of Coastal Virginia” party, which was held on July 23, 2015. This is an annual extravaganza that’s filled with food and fun — highlighting all of the amazing local businesses in the Tidewater area. They highlighted all of the “best of” winners for 2015 and put on an amazing event. I was honored to […]

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CoVa BeerFest 2015: Local Beer, Food Trucks & More

Nisa Burns Cochran at CoVa BeerFest | @Kitchenability

The CoVa BeerFest was held this past Saturday at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, which is the country end of Virginia Beach. Corn fields, lots of land, farms, and fresh produce fill Pungo. It’s truly a little gem that’s located only 20 minutes from where I live. The festival was packed with people, over-sized beer pong was

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Cool Tips for Beating the Heat This Summer

Wow, it just shot right into summer. I feel as if I had, like, two weeks of spring and then all of a sudden — BAM! We’re getting 90 degree weather. Well, to beat the heat I am doing a few things that are helping me to get through this hot weather lately:

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Birthday Beers, BBQ and Seafood!

Thursday, June 4 was my birthday, and it was spent with wonderful friends and family. On my actual birthday, we went to Metropolitan Oyster Exchange in Virginia Beach, VA. We chowed down on seafood galore! I enjoyed a nice helping of fried oysters, scallops, and a large bowl of mussels. The mussels were soaked in a bowl of chicken stock, lime, cilantro and jalapenos. I was […]

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