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Hermione Voyage: Celebrating France in Alexandria

June 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hermione Voyage: Celebrating France in Alexandria

The Hermione, a replica of the tall ship that carried the Marquis de Lafayette and aid from France to assist General Washington in the waning days of the American Revolution, docked in Alexandria last night at midnight. If the boy wasn’t still in school, I’d have taken the kids down to watch its arrival; but […]

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5 Local Taco Joints for Cinco de Mayo

May 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on 5 Local Taco Joints for Cinco de Mayo

As one-time Californians, the husband and I take our taco eating very seriously. Fortunately, we’ve staked out a number of acceptable local places over the years, and they’ve become favorites of the foodie tots as well. It’s hard to go wrong at any restaurant that provides free chips and salsa to satiate the can’t-possibly-wait-another-second-before-eating needs […]

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Quick Stewed Summer Squash and Sweet Corn

August 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s the home stretch of summer, when markets are teeming with fresh sweet corn, peppers, peaches, squash, tomatoes and melons. I’m pretty sure my kids would happily live on corn and watermelon, but the other veggies are too tasty to pass up. On a recent market trip, the foodie boy was particularly smitten with this […]

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Cinco de Farmers Markets!

May 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments

It’s opening weekend at Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland seasonal farmers markets! Head out early to score the best asparagus and strawberries and give a local flair to your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. (It’s the perfect excuse to blend up a batch of our strawberry horchata! Or perhaps a rhubarb margarita.) Some of our favorite […]

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Tea and Manners with Mrs. B

November 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

You know the drill. The crowd has gathered for the holiday, friends and family are seated around the table and lovingly-prepared food is passed from plate to plate. Just as the chatter dies down, while people dig in for their first bite, your charming child loudly declares, “Ew, this is disgusting!” We’ve all been there. […]

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