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Entries from October 2011

20 Minute Cider Black Beans with Bacon

October 26th, 2011 · 17 Comments

A confession: I avoided black beans for nearly a decade, after being scarred by my mother’s frequent cooking of them during my high school years. Thanks to the open floor plan of my childhood home, the scent wafted throughout the house relentlessly. I don’t know why it was so offensive at the time, but just [...]

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Tags: beans · ingredients · proteins · recipe · weeknight meals

Eat Food. Real Food. Together.

October 24th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Happy Food Day! Yes, we just marked World Food Day about a week ago, but today is US Food Day — a day to celebrate real, good-for-you & good-for-the-earth food. It’s also Monday, so if you’d like to learn more about Meatless Monday, here’s a look back to our feature on NPR. As I thought [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · PSA · food for thought

3 Days Left to Dine Out for Farms

October 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments

While the number of farmers markets continue to grow, the amount of farmland in America is shrinking — nearly 1 million acres are lost each year. The American Farmland Trust works to reverse this trend by supporting farm and ranch land conservation. To help fund their efforts, participating restaurants in the annual Dine Out for [...]

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Tags: around DC

Peanuts Come From the Ground, Not Jars {Blog Action Day}

October 16th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Last weekend, we headed out to the country for pumpkins and apple picking. It was a gorgeous fall day (at last!) and the farms were packed. At Hollin Farms, we came across an unexpected treat: dig-your-own peanuts! The boy and husband got to work loosening the plants and we all picked through the roots for [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · blog action day · fresh from the... · kids cook monday · local farms · recipes