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Entries from February 2009

How to Choose a CSA Farm

February 10th, 2009 · 19 Comments

If you’ve read enough about conventional farming, dabbled in farmers markets and want to take your commitment to local, sustainable farming to the next level, now is the time to consider signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm.  CSA membership is a commitment and they are not for everyone. A couple questions to […]

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Tags: CSA · food for thought · Know Your Food · sustainable family supper

Save our Soil

February 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Part III in the Sustainable Family Supper Project The second villain in the duo of toxic commercial farming practices is fertilizer. I recently heard a radio ad touting the benefits of chemical fertilizer, euphemistically called, “nutrients for life.” If you’ve read Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, you know that nitrogen fertilizers used today have a rather […]

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Tags: food for thought · sustainable family supper

Recipe Swap Sunday

February 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here are a few recipes and articles that I “clipped” from around the web this week: Closet Cooking’s Salmon Noodle Soup was one of my favorites from this week’s Presto Pasta Night round-up. Have you seen The Baker’s Bench BYOB Challenge? (that would be “b” for bread, not beer). Some very cute Mini Polenta Pizzas […]

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Tags: recipe swap sunday

Operation No Kid Hungry

February 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Operation No Kid Hungry

I’ve written before about Share Our Strength and their work to fight childhood hunger in cities and neighborhoods across the US. I’m on the volunteer committee for their upcoming Taste of the Nation event here in DC, so you can expect to hear more from me on ways to help support their efforts. The new […]

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Tags: food for thought · PSA

Banana Mini Cupcakes with Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

February 6th, 2009 · 6 Comments

We were invited to a toddler pre-game playdate on Super Bowl Sunday and brought these mini cupcakes. The bananas added enough sweetness that I was able to reduce the sugar in the recipe by half; the frosting of course more than compensates for the not-too-sweet cake. I called it Nutella frosting, but I actually used […]

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Tags: cooking with toddlers · dessert · recipes · sweets