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Local: Dine-Out Friday for DC Farm-to-School

January 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A special announcement from the DC Farm to School Network: Looking for an excuse for a night out this Friday?  Look no further!  On January 22nd you can support locally-owned restaurants, the sustainable local food economy, and Washington, DC kids!  The DC Farm to School Network’s Local Restaurants for Local Kids fundraiser is happening at [...]

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Tags: eatLocalDC · events

Get Fresh! in Alexandria

October 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Virginia’s home-grown farming hero Joel Salatin rocked the big screen this summer, appearing in not one but two food blockbusters, Food Inc. and Fresh. Okay, maybe they weren’t blockbusters in the traditional sense of the word, but if you care about what’s on your plate, and where it comes from, they are required viewing. And [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · events · food for thought

Announcing Kids Cook Book Soup!

September 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Kids are back in school, fall is in the air, and the autumn harvest is in full swing. Now it’s time for your kids to hit the books … in the kitchen! I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that reading with your young children helps build language skills. And you’ve probably gathered that [...]

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Tags: recipes

Cooking Julia with Kids: Blueberry Clafouti (and a film review)

August 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

The new film Julie & Julia opens tonight, and if you have even a passing interest in food and cooking I highly suggest you catch it. If you haven’t seen the trailer (or book or blog), it’s a Nora Ephron film about a girl, Julie Powell, who decides to cook and blog her way through [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · dessert · foodietots reviews · recipes

Virginia Farmland Solstice Supper

June 22nd, 2009 · 11 Comments

Saturday morning I awoke thinking it must still be night given how little light was coming in through the blinds. No, just yet another rainy morning. My heart sank fearing that our “fork to farm” summer solstice dinner, to be cooked by Vermilion‘s Chef Tony Chittum in the fields of our CSA farm, Potomac Vegetable [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · for grownups only · fresh from the... · one local summer · saving family farms