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Entries from February 2011

Gone Bananas with DC Cupcakes

February 25th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Do you watch cooking shows with your kids? I’ve managed to get the 4-year-old hooked on “DC Cupcakes,” so much so that his birthday morning we skipped our usual bakery (sorry, Buzz) to surprise him with a trip to the flagship store. Insider’s tip: the cupcakery’s real name is Georgetown Cupcake, but don’t try to [...]

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Tags: around DC · food benefits · restaurants

Meatless Monday: Warm Red Quinoa Salad

February 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Okay, so quinoa may not be the first thing to come to mind for a romantic Valentine’s dinner, but what better day to think about heart health? This warm and hearty salad is loaded with super foods — broccoli for vitamins A & K (and lowering cholesterol), dried cranberries for antioxidants, walnuts for healthy omega-3s, [...]

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Tags: baby food · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals · whole grains · winter

CSA Sign Up Season is Here

February 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Regardless of whether you believe the groundhog’s prediction of an early spring, your local farmers are gearing up for spring plantings. And you can help by signing up for a farm share, or “CSA.” (CSA = community supported agriculture.) If you’ve incorporated a weekly (or more) farmers market trip into your routine, joining a CSA [...]

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Tags: CSA · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · fresh from the...