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Gooseberries and other Lesser Known Berries (and 5 links for Friday)

June 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Gooseberries are one of those things I don’t think to seek out at the market, but am always pleasantly surprised to find on the table when they arrive in early summer. What’s a gooseberry? I didn’t know myself until I spotted them at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market a few years ago. They are small [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · dessert · five on friday

Strawberry Cupcakes (and 5 links for Friday)

May 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I probably don’t have to tell you it’s strawberry season — in fact, we’re getting down to the final weeks here in Virginia, and there were reports of the first cherries of the season at the FreshFarm Penn Quarter market yesterday. We had friends over last weekend and I wanted to make strawberry cupcakes for [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · five on friday

Fresh and Local at the Diner? (and 5 links for Friday)

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last night I attended a blogger event* at the Silver Diner here in Arlington, part of a chain of 18 diners in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I got the invitation announcing their new “fresh and local” menu, but I couldn’t resist seeing what they [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · five on friday · restaurants

Win for Healthy Schools in DC (and 5 links for Friday)

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

First, some good news: Earlier this week, the DC City Council unanimously approved the “Healthy Schools Act.” The measure creates strong nutrition and exercise standards in a city with one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the country. Among the highlights, the new legislation will: Mandate lower-calorie, lower-fat nutrition guidelines be met; Triple [...]

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Tags: at market · farmers market news · five on friday · food for thought

Grow Green for Earth Week (5 links for Friday)

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have a special Earth Week-themed collection of links to share today, but first a few pieces of personal news. I was too wrapped up in bake sale prep last week to share this with you all, but I’m thrilled that FoodieTots was listed on Babble.com’s Top 50 Mom Food Bloggers list! If you haven’t [...]

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Tags: five on friday · food politics · green tips