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Entries from October 2009

An Apple A Day for Healthy Kids and a Healthy World (#BAD09)

October 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Can one apple make a difference? One fresh apple instead of a bag of chips in a kid’s school lunch is healthier for the child, obviously, and it’s one small step to fight climate change. Potatoes grown with conventional fertilizers and pesticides require fossil fuels, more are used when they’re processed into greasy chips, and […]

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Tags: blog action day · food for thought · saving family farms

At Market: Apple Sausage Skillet Cornbread

October 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you it’s officially apple season at the markets. Honeycrisps, gala, rambo, winesap, mutsu, braeburn, pink lady… — you may not find these names at the grocery store, but our local farmers markets offer an amazing variety of vintage varieties. And of course, we’ve been to orchards — picking […]

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Tags: at market · baking · recipes

Kids Cook Book Soup #1 — Calling All Little Chefs!

October 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Don’t forget! The first installment of Kids Cook Book Soup — theme: Apples! — is now open for entries through this coming Sunday, October 18.Monday, October 26 — extended an extra week! Check for round-up Tuesday, October 27th. To simplify the challenge, here’s all you need to do: cook (with your kids!) any apple recipe […]

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Tags: admin notes · kids cook book soup

Get Fresh! in Alexandria

October 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Virginia’s home-grown farming hero Joel Salatin rocked the big screen this summer, appearing in not one but two food blockbusters, Food Inc. and Fresh. Okay, maybe they weren’t blockbusters in the traditional sense of the word, but if you care about what’s on your plate, and where it comes from, they are required viewing. And […]

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Tags: events · food for thought · NoVA Locavore

Meatless Monday: Curried Squash Stew

October 5th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Have you heard of Meatless Monday? We don’t eat meat every night. When do eat meat, it’s local, hormone-free, free-range/grassfed, etc. So on the whole I’m not too concerned about the carbon footprint of our protein choices, but I do think it’s important to have a varied, balanced diet and would like to expand my […]

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Tags: grains · healthy eating · meatless monday · proteins · recipes