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Entries from October 2008

Phone a (Eco-Parenting) Friend

October 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I recently attended BlogHer’s DC conference, where I was thrilled to meet up with a group of green supermoms whose blogs I frequently turn to to help make sense of the latest environmental and green parenting news. Confused about bottled water having the same cancer-causing contaminants as tap water? Manufacturers voluntarily creating BPA-free bottles yet [...]

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Tags: eco-friendly · food for thought · green tips

Blog Action Day: Fighting Poverty with $8 in 8 minutes

October 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Today I am forgoing my usual morning routine to focus on a topic that is too closely tied to child health and nutrition, poverty. It can be overwhelming to think about the number of children going hungry today, in our own community and around the world. But there are also many organizations and great leaders [...]

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Tags: PSA · food for thought · food politics

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

October 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This past weekend was the fall open house and potluck at our CSA farm, Potomac Vegetable Farms. We stopped by Crooked Run Orchard for apple and pumpkin* picking first. It was such a gorgeous, warm fall day to be out in the orchards. When we arrived at PVF, we had missed the hayride but set [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · baked goods · recipes

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

October 13th, 2008 · No Comments

An essential component of a DC summer, we finally had our Old Bay-doused, steamed Maryland blue crabs* this weekend at Quarterdeck. Nothing like cutting it close; Columbus Day is generally the end of crab season. It was less crowded than at the peak of summer though, and these meaty, sweet jumbo crabs were worth the [...]

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Tags: eat local challenge · restaurants

Support Healthy Milk for Schools

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve written before about our quest for artificial growth hormone-free milk that led us to sign up for milk delivery from our local creamery. Why hormone free? Artificial growth hormones (rBGH) have been linked to type II diabetes and cancer. While many of the major retailers have since banned rBGH milk from their shelves (kudos [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food politics · food safety