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Entries from April 2009

Foodie Fun at the White House

April 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We were one of the lucky few, er, 30,000 people to get tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll yesterday. As promised, it was full of activities to promote healthy, active kids lifestyles. From yoga lessons, soccer, jump roping and basketball activities to cooking demos from District and White House chefs (Art Smith, Jose […]

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Tags: healthy eating · holiday · sustainable food tidbits

Lamb and Leek Stew

April 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Did you know that lamb is one of the healthier red meats? It’s high in B vitamins, zinc and iron and half its fat is unsaturated. Its tenderness also makes it easier for young toddler palates, who tend to be more sensitive to tougher meats. Of course, it is also more expensive, particularly if you’re […]

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Tags: proteins · recipes

Recycled Recipes, Asparagus-Chive Quiche

April 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Asparagus may be a few weeks away still here in the DC/NoVA area, but Diane’s new “Friday Foodie Fix” event with the secret ingredient eggs seemed like the perfect reason to pull this recipe out of the archives. Perfect for a spring Sunday morning… Recipe: Spring Asparagus-Chive Quiche Ingredients: 1 9-inch pie crust¬† 4 eggs […]

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Tags: cheese · recipes

April Showers Bring Spring Market Openings

April 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It’s been a rainy spring thus far in the Washington area, and I keep reminding myself that April showers bring May strawberries, June blueberries, and so on. Cherry blossoms have bloomed, and bringing even more reason for cheer, April marks the first re-openings of our area’s seasonal farmers markets. Last week saw the opening of […]

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Tags: eatLocalDC · farmers market news

Fresh from the Fields of Athenry

April 2nd, 2009 · 13 Comments

If you’ve ever taken a close look at the lamb that floods the grocery stores around this time each year, you might have noticed that it nearly all comes from New Zealand or Australia. Even our neighborhood butcher, who sources most of his meat from here in Virginia, gets his lamb from outside the area.¬† […]

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Tags: eatLocalDC · fresh from the... · Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore