Xitrous

Xitrous Xitrous is a multifaceted school of good food, fun, learning, and so much more.

Xitrous is about passion. Passion for flavor, passion for learning, passion for taste. Spring 2016 will be the launch of this passionate adventure for us. We will be selling delicious, decadent, baked goods at several local Farmers' Markets in the Loudoun County area. We use only seasonal, local, organic fruits, vegetables, and meat. We grind our own spices, process our fruits and vegetables and prepare our food with passion and love. We want to share our passion for real food for real people.

Sourdough Sandwich Bread. Flour, water, salt!!!   MAGIC!! @ Xitrous
06/07/2020

Sourdough Sandwich Bread. Flour, water, salt!!! MAGIC!! @ Xitrous

Harvested Broccoli and made steamed broccoli, Italian sausage, and shredded cured duck eggs over linguini for dinner.  I...
06/01/2020

Harvested Broccoli and made steamed broccoli, Italian sausage, and shredded cured duck eggs over linguini for dinner. It was amazing to make the cured duck and chicken eggs. So rich and delicious. #bradleoneitsalive @ Xitrous

Sourdough Focaccia.  My favorite bread.   @ Xitrous
05/24/2020

Sourdough Focaccia. My favorite bread. @ Xitrous

Practicing sourdough Hoagie Rolls. Pillowy soft, slightly tangy, barely a crunch on the crust.  I love sourdough .   So ...
05/12/2020

Practicing sourdough Hoagie Rolls. Pillowy soft, slightly tangy, barely a crunch on the crust. I love sourdough . So easy and delicious. @ Xitrous

Have been focusing on saying thank you and staying safe.  Made and distributed almost 70 masks.   @ Xitrous
05/07/2020

Have been focusing on saying thank you and staying safe. Made and distributed almost 70 masks. @ Xitrous

Chicken Vesuvio FaceTime cooking with Emily, Karen, Rosie, Matt and Chris. Loving these family adventures.
05/03/2020

Chicken Vesuvio FaceTime cooking with Emily, Karen, Rosie, Matt and Chris. Loving these family adventures.

Sourdough Focaccia.  Traditional recipe of Extra Virgin Olive Oil with shaved fresh garlic, rosemary from my garden, and...
05/02/2020

Sourdough Focaccia. Traditional recipe of Extra Virgin Olive Oil with shaved fresh garlic, rosemary from my garden, and Maldon Salt.

Made sourdough Hot Cross Buns today.  The fragrance of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla married to the aroma of fre...
04/22/2020

Made sourdough Hot Cross Buns today. The fragrance of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla married to the aroma of fresh bread fills the house. Kerrygold butter awaits. Yum!!! @ Stanton Home - Leesburg

A slice of Orange Daffodil Cake.
04/13/2020

A slice of Orange Daffodil Cake.

Orange Daffodil Cake for a Springtime Easter dessert.  @ Stanton Home - Leesburg
04/11/2020

Orange Daffodil Cake for a Springtime Easter dessert. @ Stanton Home - Leesburg

The fragrance of Italian Easter breads reminds me of Mom, Nana, my sisters and lovely memories.   @ Xitrous
04/07/2020

The fragrance of Italian Easter breads reminds me of Mom, Nana, my sisters and lovely memories. @ Xitrous

03/26/2020

Korean Rotisserie Duck.

Beef Bourguignon and Parker House Rolls.  Lots of wine for the stew.  Fragrant delicious aromas, soft enriched dough, lo...
03/17/2020

Beef Bourguignon and Parker House Rolls. Lots of wine for the stew. Fragrant delicious aromas, soft enriched dough, lots of fun had by all. Great private event.

Can’t have St. Patrick’s Day without some Irish Whiskey.  My version is Irish Whiskey Bundt cake.
03/15/2020

Can’t have St. Patrick’s Day without some Irish Whiskey. My version is Irish Whiskey Bundt cake.

Irish Soda Bread for our St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
03/15/2020

Irish Soda Bread for our St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

Making “Frozen” cupcakes for 7year olds.   @ Xitrous
03/14/2020

Making “Frozen” cupcakes for 7year olds. @ Xitrous

Brian’s birthday request.  British 4 berry Bakewell Tart.  @ Xitrous
02/29/2020

Brian’s birthday request. British 4 berry Bakewell Tart. @ Xitrous

Practicing Puff Pastry. Not too bad.  Need to make more.  @ Xitrous
02/29/2020

Practicing Puff Pastry. Not too bad. Need to make more. @ Xitrous

02/27/2020

Xitrous.com is live! It’s been a long road getting to this point, but I’m so excited to officially launch! I’ll be doing an open house soon, and adding to my specialties section, but in the meantime I hope you’ll check out the site! @ Xitrous

Xitrous.com is live! It’s been a long road getting to this point, but I’m so excited to officially launch! I’ll be doing...
02/27/2020
Home, Leesburg, VA | Xitrous ®

Xitrous.com is live! It’s been a long road getting to this point, but I’m so excited to officially launch! I’ll be doing an open house soon, and adding to my specialties section, but in the meantime I hope you’ll check out the site!

Improve your culinary skills by attending informative and fun cooking classes from Xitrous ® in Leesburg, VA. I am passionate about sharing my extensive knowledge and helping people explore the joy of cooking. For more information about my cooking classes, get in touch with me today.

Sourdough triumph.  Only leavening is sourdough.  100% Hydration Ciabattas today.
02/23/2020

Sourdough triumph. Only leavening is sourdough.
100% Hydration Ciabattas today.

Knife Skills and Italian Stir fry.  Sharon and Bob wanted to “Sharpen their Skills” and “Stir” up some fun!!!I enjoyed t...
02/16/2020

Knife Skills and Italian Stir fry.
Sharon and Bob wanted to “Sharpen their Skills” and “Stir” up some fun!!!
I enjoyed their enthusiasm and joy during our class.

Eight very energetic ladies shared their talents and created Biscotti and decorated cookies
12/10/2019

Eight very energetic ladies shared their talents and created Biscotti and decorated cookies

Eight very energetic ladies shared their talents and created Biscotti and decorated cookies

Erika reserved 2 classes for herself and her husband, Eric, to celebrate his birthday.  We combined Knife Skills with ma...
11/18/2019

Erika reserved 2 classes for herself and her husband, Eric, to celebrate his birthday. We combined Knife Skills with making a Chinese Style Stir Fry, Chicken Parmigiana, and Bananas Foster topping for his surprise birthday cake.
Had SO MUCH FUN!!!
They left with a gallon sized bag of cut up vegetables for their own stir fry at home, pans of Chicken Parmigiana and a Happy Birthday Cake gift from the chef (me)

Erika reserved 2 classes for herself and her husband, Eric, to celebrate his birthday. We combined Knife Skills with making a Chinese Style Stir Fry, Chicken Parmigiana, and Bananas Foster topping for his surprise birthday cake.
Had SO MUCH FUN!!!
They left with a gallon sized bag of cut up vegetables for their own stir fry at home, pans of Chicken Parmigiana and a Happy Birthday Cake gift from the chef (me)

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11/18/2019

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11/18/2019

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11/18/2019

Classes are beginning. Having lots of fun in the kitchen.

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11/18/2019

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So proud of our son, Kevin Jay Stanton.  Illustrator of the Weekend Section Cover
10/04/2019

So proud of our son, Kevin Jay Stanton. Illustrator of the Weekend Section Cover

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07/17/2019

Xitrous's cover photo

03/28/2019

As those of you who know me well. Tomorrow is the day. I am headed to the west coast for my baking adventure.

One week in Seattle, Washington. Will see my dear friend, Chris Bath. She and I taught together in Germany 30 + years ago.
Then to the King Arthur Baking School for Artisan Breads and Laminating classes.

Flying to San Francisco to meet up with my other dear friend, Mindy Pharris. She and I will explore the city, taking sourdough bread baking classes and visit wineries. You know I'll be eating my way through that city.

A drive along the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles should show me the true beauty of the Pacific Coast.

Last leg of the trip will be a train to San Diego to spend a few days with my lovely sister-in-law, Susan Green.

I can't explain the elation, nervousness, and excitement all rolled into this trip.

Will try to post photos and information about each day's adventures.

HERE's to eXperiencing eXtra delicious Learning!™️

Wish me luck!!!

Provided the cookies for Alpha Delta Kappa Regional Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019. #alphadeltakappa #gammaphi
03/25/2019

Provided the cookies for Alpha Delta Kappa Regional Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

#alphadeltakappa #gammaphi

Grilled Red Snapper stuffed with a garlic herb filling. Drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a Pan Sauce of the fill...
12/21/2018

Grilled Red Snapper stuffed with a garlic herb filling. Drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a Pan Sauce of the filling mixture, butter and White Wine.

Made pans of lasagne today.  Christmas and winter gatherings.  It smells so comforting and delicious.  There will be cla...
12/17/2018

Made pans of lasagne today. Christmas and winter gatherings.
It smells so comforting and delicious.
There will be classes on making the perfect lasagne.
Pans might go on sale for local customers.

Holiday Cookies and Toffee Class was so much fun. #julieciardiello, #janetsegerson,#erikadanishwalsh,#victoriaaschoenly,...
12/10/2018

Holiday Cookies and Toffee Class was so much fun.
#julieciardiello, #janetsegerson,#erikadanishwalsh,#victoriaaschoenly, #juliedoubleday,#susanrokus

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Xitrous is about passion. Passion for flavor, passion for learning, passion for taste.

At Xitrous, every student can, “eXperience eXtra delicious learning!”. Our classes are about having fun, making delicious food and learning to enjoy life. We use only seasonal, local, organic fruits, vegetables, and meat. We grind our own spices, process our fruits and vegetables and prepare our food with passion and love. We want to share our passion for real food for real people.

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