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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: Puffy Sweet Corn Pancake

September 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Fall may be my favorite season, but that doesn’t mean I don’t hoard the summer produce just as long as possible. Sweet summer corn in particular, and this year my favorite has been the white corn from Three Way Farm at the Del Ray Farmers Market. Pancakes and kids are pretty much a sure thing, […]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · NoVA Locavore · one local harvest · recipes · vegetables · weeknight meals

Treats: Gingered Apple Cider

December 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

On the sixth day of Christmas… This one is bittersweet as it is the final batch of cider from Distillery Lane Ciderworks, provided through our milk delivery service from October through December. It’s the only juice we regularly drink, and the toddler is quite infatuated with his “appy cidey.” This version is for the grown-ups […]

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Pork Chops with Apples and Maple-Rum Sauce

November 3rd, 2008 · 17 Comments

To me, nothing says fall quite like pork chops with fresh picked apples. I’m not sure where the association comes from, since I can only remember my mother making pork chops with peaches. Nevertheless, when the leaves are falling and the temperatures finally take their sudden plunge (seasons never change gradually here in DC!), you […]

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Tags: apples · proteins · recipes · weeknight meals